Important Problem: Obesity

Name: Jeremy Rodriguez

Important Problem: Obesity

Example Important Problem: Ocean Pollution

Critical Thinking Question Domain of Thinking Intellectual Standard/Element of Thought Fact, Preference, or Judgement
Example: What is the leading cause of pollution in the world’s oceans and its impact on ocean life? Ecology The intellectual standard related to this question is clarity because in order to understand why the oceans are polluted, it is important to be specific about what is polluting them. The element of thought would be information since the data and facts of what causes ocean pollution would lead to further ecological questions about when enough data is understood, and the goal of cleaning them up can be formed. Fact
1. Why is obesity so prevalent in the United states? History The intellectual standard related to this question is clarity because in order to find out why obesity is so prevalent we have to break down the reasons and habits that developed. The element of thought would be information as the data and facts of histories changes in habits over time would help lead to why obesity has grown to be so prevalent in the United States and with these questions would give us the clarity of why. Fact
2. How serious is the obesity problem in the United States? Sociology The intellectual standard related to this question is clarity as there are some many facts to consider and understand to answer the question of how serious obesity is as there are many different opinions on the subject. The element of thought would be questions as with more information gathered by asking questions about the problems associated with the seriousness of obesity, can help gather many answers to increase the clarity of the question and understanding of the sociology to come to an all-around solution to the seriousness of obesity. Fact
3. Can obesity in the United States be rectified by mean of habits or medication? Biology The intellectual standard related to this question is Depth as many key factors would need to be researched to come to conclusions which would be the better plan of action or if they would even be plausible. The element of thought would be point of views as the complex nature of the question would take research to understand fully and more depth in the matter. With the point of views challenged by the understandings of the human body there would be much depth to conclude the question. Fact