Lecture 1 – Evaluating Claims
1. Infertile couples are more likely to conceive after adoption
2. Nurses have observed that more babies are born on evenings with a full moon
Propose a mechanism.
What are some implications if the claim is valid?
What sort of evidence currently supports the claim?
Humans are susceptible to erroneous beliefs:
A. Most people only use 10% of their brain FALSE
B. Opposites tend to attract in romantic relationships FALSE
C. Water flows down the drain in opposite ways in the northern and southern hemisphere
D. Africa is at least 5x larger than Greenland TRUE
Cello scrotum inflammation of the scrotum in young males who play the cello
- For many years people invested time and resources to research this topic and
prove/disprove it but