Identifying Truth or Fiction

Identifying Truth or Fiction

  • Examine the key reasons why so many people might seem to be attracted to more pseudoscience-type claims. Describe at least two (2) such claims that you have heard people make, and analyze the main reasons why such claims do or do not meet rigorous scientific methodology standards. Determine at least two (2) ways in which the material discussed this week has changed your own thinking.
  • The video clip ‘The Baloney Detection Kit’ in the Webtext this week discusses the many ways in which an effective critical thinker assesses the claims made by others. Explain what you believe is the real difference between ‘science’ and ‘pseudoscience’.

Evaluation Criteria Include:

  • Provide a clear and focused explanation of your response to the issues raised here
  • Is information from the textbooks and other sources integrated into your analysis appropriately? You must provide complete citations for all sources.
  • Is the paper professionally presented? It is important to present your information as clearly and succinctly as possible. (Do not sacrifice thoroughness for mere brevity.) Please proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors.

Support your assumptions by citing in APA format any reputable source material used for this essay 2000 words

 

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