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A Skeptical Studies Curriculum Resource

The Scientific Method: Critical & Creative Thinking

This course was taught at Southern Methodist University.

Excerpt from Syllabus

This course will provide students with an understanding of the scientific method sufficient to detect pseudoscience in its many guises: paranormal phenomena, free-energy devices, alternative medicine, intelligent design creationism, and many others. Students will learn to think critically and to question outlandish claims, hype, and outright BS. Students’ writing will improve and they will be able to distinguish credible sources of information from nonsense; students will become intelligent consumers of information. Students should expect to do a lot of reading, writing, and, most of all, thinking.

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One response to “The Scientific Method: Critical & Creative Thinking”

  1. Adrian Warnshuis says:

    No, no, no! You keep appealing to “The Scientific Method” but nowhere have I found just what i is. Sure, you cite snatches of it but so far I’ve only found references to what it has found or argued but not WHAT it is.

    I’m 84 and running out of patience.

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