#37-Bob and Julia Discuss Claims, Conclusions, Opinions, Beliefs, Open-mindedness and the Skeptics Sniff Test


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By Bob Froehlich, Bob Froehlich-Retired Chemist, Psychology Professor, and Julia Minton-Technology Consultant. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode Bob and Julia discuss a variety of critical thinking mini-topics, including the skill of being able to identify and distinguish different kinds of claims (descriptive vs. normative and claims that are conclusions of arguments) and emphasize the power of using this skill in this age of information pollution. They also explore the difference between opinions and beliefs, the relation of skepticism to critical thinking and what is meant by the "Skeptic's Sniff Test".

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