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The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)

For a class project, a pair of 11th grade physics students created the infographic shown below, inspired by Michael Shermer’s Baloney Detection Kit: a 16-page booklet designed to hone your critical thinking skills. It includes suggestions on what questions to ask, what traps to avoid, specific examples of how the scientific method is used to test pseudoscience and paranormal claims, and a how-to guide for developing a class in critical thinking.

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8 responses to “The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)”

  1. Brian says:

    Off topic, anyone else read the title at first glance as “Skepticism lol” (as opposed to 101) ?

    (I do like my serif-ed ones and slashed zeros very much, thank you).

  2. Paul says:

    Every industry lobby group has money even the green ones (!)

  3. Philip says:

    Philip says:
    April 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Please remove me/unsubscribe me from your spam-list.

    I did not sign up for info/promotions.

    I simply ordered a product. . . and you took my email address from my Paypal {spam-harvested} account and forced your commercial crap on me.

    This is why people are hesitant to order from companies / organizations.

    Thanx. . .

  4. Philip says:

    Please remove me/unsubscribe me from your spam-list.

    I did not sign up for info/promotions.

    I simply ordered a product. . . and you took my email address from my Paypal {spam-harvested} account and forced your commercial crap on me.

    This is why people are hesitant to order from companies / organizations.

    Thanx. . .

  5. Paul Yates says:

    Nicely done! Refreshing to see that critical thinking is alive and well with these students. Is it alive and well in all students in all American classrooms?

  6. Lisa says:

    Great idea! Well done! There’s a small error that should be fixed before this is distributed widely… the explanations #4 and #5 (in the second half) do not correspond properly to the questions #4 and #5 (in the first half) – they’ve been switched. An easy fix, and then I hope this creative infographic gets “spread” around! (sandwich pun)

  7. jimbo says:

    Well done kids! All high schools should have a unit or two on skepticism.

  8. Ghis says:

    Hi,

    there is a most important question missing in your BDK:
    – Where does the money come from ?
    That is a reformulation of question 10, most suited to our times…

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