- 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. Determine at least two (2) ways in which the material discussed this week has changed your own thinking.
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Explanation & Answer
Running Head: THE BALONEY DETECTION KIT
The Baloney Detection Kit
THE BALONEY DETECTION KIT
Pseudo means false or deceptive. Pseudoscience thus is a false science that is based on a
collection of assertions that do not meet the requirements and practices of real science. Science,
on the other hand, relies on correct evidence derived from meaningful experiments that confirm
or reject the hypothesis (Barnes & Payette, 2017).
Many people feel much attraction to pseudoscience because it’s based on hypotheses that
have high emotional appeal and relies on items that appear to support it. Besides it appea...
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