Trust and Critical Thinking

Trust and Critical Thinking

Saturday, January 16 – 4:40 – 5:45pm

C. Trust and Critical Thinking – Stephanie Zvan, PZ Myers, Desiree Schell, Greg Laden, Kirsten Sanford

Description: Lay audiences often truststworthiness of scientific information as another scientist or a journalist might. Are there ways to usefully promote critical thinking about sources and presentation as we provide information? Can we teach them to navigate competing claims? And can we do it without promoting a distrust of science itself?

Discuss:

Posts written by participants for the purpose of drumming up discussion:

Are you a real skeptic? I doubt it.

Credulity, Skepticism and Cynicism

Empowering the individual does not equal ensmartening the individual

Trust and Critical Thinking in Science Reporting: A Case Study

lack the resources (access to studies, background knowledge of fields and methods) to evaluate the tru