Welcome to Critical Thinking!
Unit 4 Assessing Claims
We face all kinds of claims in our everyday lives.
We hear them on TV, from our friends, and from authorities.
Tobacco is bad for your health.
Mr. A. is a good teacher.
Speaking more than one language slows down dementia.
A claim is a hypothesis. It is an assertion about the world – even the universe – around us.
In critical thinking, we should not believe everything we hear, no matter where we hear it.
We need to think about it and assess it before deciding whether to believe it.