Monday, January 24, 2011

Critical Thinking Example

OK.  I know I’ve posted today.  However, Dr. PZ Myers, a biologist at the University of Minnesota-Morris, has just posted a wonderful shredding critique of a supposedly scientific article.  He points out all the red flags and eviscerates chastises the author.  Dr. Myers even makes a point of finding out the author’s affiliations and how the paper got published in the first place.  This is a wonderful example of critical thinking when it comes to resources.  It’d be lovely if every undergraduate student could learn from just this one example.

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