- Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research for an example of an enthymeme in the media. You may find an op-ed, political piece, advertising, et cetera.
- Identify the implied premise in the enthymeme.
- Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) of interest that uses statistics to make its conclusion.
- Share a link in this thread, and answer these questions about that article:
- What is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
The video clip, “The Baloney Detection Kit,” in the webtext this week discusses the ways an effective critical thinker assesses claims made by others. Please respond to the following:
- Examine some key reasons why people might seem attracted to pseudoscientific claims.
- Describe at least two 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 ways in which the material discussed this week has changed your own thinking.
- Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.