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ch4 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "In the early 1800s, bears were a nuisance to settlers in upstate New York." Smithsonian 2. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. NO CHOLESTEROL! Label on Crisco Corn Oil 3. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade's two little girls always tried to keep her from singing in church because, they said, every time she did, everyone would turn around and stare at her." Joseph McLellan, in the Washington Post 4. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "By age 30, roughly a quarter of men and women have discernibly graying hair. Even so, only 28 percent of us ever become completely white haired." Lowell Ponte, Reader's Digest 5. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "Enough is enough! A national survey finds a majority of American adults do not support more restrictive or tougher anti-smoking measures." The Tobacco Institute 6. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "In the near future look for floods in Britain which will culminate in the flooding of Parliament." A prediction made by Maitreya Swami, "The World Teacher," in the News Release of the Tara Center , N. Hollywood, Calif. 7. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. "Smoking more than triples the likelihood of premature facial wrinkling." Dr. Donald Kadunce, lead author of a group of University of Utah scientists, reporting in Annals of Internal Medicine 8. Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source.... View Full Document

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