PHI210 Pseudoscience-type claims

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The video clip, “The Baloney Detection Kit,” this week discusses the ways an effective critical thinker assesses claims made by others.

  • Examine some key reasons why people might seem attracted to 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.

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Running head: PSEUDO-SCIENCE
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PSEUDO-SCIENCE
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Pseudo-science
Pseudo-science

Pseudo-science tries to explain facts and phenomena in without enough scrutiny. Science
deals with proven and tested theories while considering other options until it arrives at an
informed conclusion. Pseudo-science, however, consists of untested hypotheses that mostly lean
towards one side. In most cases, pseudo-science favors the line of thinking of those who come up
with the theories. Sometimes, people accept pseudo-scientific theories as opposed to
scien...


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