“Trust Everything You Read” Day

Critical Thinking? Schmritical Thinking!

Introspection of a Struggling Mad Scientist: A Conundrum: Reasoning with those who reject reasoning

` …And maybe it was and my friend mistook it for a legitimate article. It is true that spoof science articles are written all the time, and a lot of people are not able to recognize them apart from real ones. In fact, the 1997 April Fool’s article in Discover magazine (along with the corresponding segment on the TV show, Discover Magazine) got a lot of people – including myself – believing that musical instruments made by Neanderthals had been discovered!

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One response to ““Trust Everything You Read” Day

  • Dangers of Academic Blogging « Disparate

    […] The same could be said about a lot of online texts. Taken out of context, they are often thought to be more serious than they were meant to be. Examples from The Onion abound as readers often send links to friends without pointing out that the site is parody. I quite like the fact that online humour may force people to adopt critical thinking. […]

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