hum101 4 discussionsmodule 6 discussion forum
A) Review van Cleave (2016) Chapter 3. If we need to make complex inferences, what intellectual virtues does Van Cleave argue we should employ? Discuss an example from your professional or personal life where these virtues would help strengthen your ability to make logical inferences.
B) What misconceptions often rise around the idea of a scientific theory? What are the characteristics of good scientific theories?
C) Review Van Cleave (2016) Chapter 3. Look at the example of Linda the bank teller (p. 175).
Now answer the following questions:
- What is the conjunction fallacy?
- Where have you committed this fallacy in your professional or personal life?
- What steps can you take to recognize and change your thinking?
Requirements for Discussion Boards
- Use the required readings to analyze and engage the discussion board questions.
- Your initial post should be roughly 200 words (plus or minus 10%). Each subsequent post should be 100 words (plus or minus 10%).
- Include one or two scholarly sources that are not required or recommended for the HUM 101 course. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.
- Format your discussion, including all in-text citations and references, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
- Each discussion board post (including follow-up posts) should include scholarly citations and references.
- Chapter 3. Van Cleave, M. (2016). Introduction to logic and critical thinking. Retrieved from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=457
- Lau, J., & Chan, J. (2017). Scientific method: Modules 1-9. Retrieved from http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/sci/
- Grewal, D. (2012, May 1). How critical thinkers lose their faith in God: Religious belief drops when analytical thinking rises. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-critical-thinkers-lose-faith-god/
- Grayling, A. C. (2011). Psychology: How we form beliefs. Nature, 474(7352), 446-447. doi:10.1038/474446a
- Popova, M. (2015, November 27). Physicist Lisa Randall on the sublime and the crucial differences between how art, science, and religion explain the universe. Retrieved from https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/19/lisa-randall-knocking-on-heavens-door/