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Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course
SOAN 2120
Professor
Scott Schau
Semester
Winter

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SOAN- Wednesday, January 9 2012 Common Errors of Human Inquiry and Possible Safeguards - Inaccurate observation - Overgeneralization - Selective observation - Illogical Reasoning Assertion, Authority, and Evidence: - Claims about causation o Eg. Lead exposure causes reduced intelligence o Accept? Reject?  Need support  Evidence  Authority, Expertise, or Rank of Source  Make sure you evaluate what everyone says, when someone makes a claim you want them to show you the evidence  Ex. Sources at the end of your papers, to show your research and the research you found Taking something on Faith (Solar system) - Church of Galileo’s day o Geocentric Model (What they think right now/what everyone believes) o *Retrogr
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