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Dot Image Week 6 Discussion

"Identifying Truth or Fiction" Please respond to the following:

  • 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’.
  • 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.

EXTRA-CREDIT (5 POINTS)

Explain at least two (2) ways in which the material discussed this week has changed your own thinking about science and pseudoscience. (Extra credit 5 points.) .