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With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth? Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine lays out a "Baloney Detection Kit," ten questions we should ask when encountering a claim.
The 10 Questions:
1. How reliable is the source of the claim?
2.Does the source make similar claims?
3. Have the claims been verified by somebody else?
4. Does this fit with the way the world works?
5. Has anyone tried to disprove the claim?
6. Where does the preponderance of evidence point?
7. Is the claimant playing by the rules of science?
8. Is the claimant providing positive evidence?
9. Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?
10. Are personal beliefs driving the claim?
Originally posted by True-seer
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
I'm still learning people reactions to certain things and i have a habit of provoking people whether intentional or not.
Originally posted by OneNationUnder
I think this guy should be banned for starting this thread. Totally uncalled for! Isn't there enough disinformation out there and now you add your little "lesson" to the mix. Who are you to do that?