PHI 210 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’.
*According to Webtext, “Science is about definitions, about learning how the world operates and getting more better ideas to define and maintain it. Scientists lead to exceeding at discriminating thinking, and they typically have greater examples for solutions than others.”
The differences between science and pseudoscience are as follows:
Science is an exact process of obtaining data. It depends on the view that the actual world acts according to specific origins and that we can observe those origins by investigation and experimentation. Science isn’t the single way of understanding the universe, but we give it a proper respect as it operates so great.
Pseudoscience, on the other hand, is a theory or method in which masquerades as science to claim the legitimacy, which it would not unless being able to complete in its seasons; it is usually identified as fringe or option science. The most critical of its deficiencies is the need of the fully managed and thoughtfully performed tests which give the foundation of the natural sciences and which provide to their improvement.
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.
*I believe a lot of people are more fascinated to pseudoscience due to either religious or personal opinions (or a mixture of both). Some people manage to affect that way, rather than the scientific information if the pseudoscientific information goes onward with their faith or ideas. Sometimes it goes as far as denying and neglecting the scientific data, so dark as the pseudoscientific information goes onward with their principles, and the scientific evidence don’t.
Astrology is one idea that I am individually deep within. I just like the idea of horoscopes and think that my horoscope correctly tells me my character and much more. Based on the material this week it seems that astrology is a part of pseudoscience rather than scientific methodology systems.
Another example would not meet correct scientific method would be that faith in fairies, sprites, and fictitious characters. I’m so wrong! I love the concept of producing these characters for my child and children in my family. Despite, the belief in these matters is not scientifically reliable. The message presented this week has dropped light on my views, and ideas. I’ve never considered about whether my opinions in thoughts were scientifically reliable or not.
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