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Rafia Chisty Test 1 HUM 3310 Summer 2017 PART 1: Write a short, one or two word phrase identifying each of the following. 1 . What is the name of the physicist , mentioned in your notes, who warned of the dangers of human contact with space-faring colonists? Stephen Hawking 2 . What is the name of the lethal alkaloid compound not detectable in homeopathic remedies, which, if it were detectable, might cause irregular heartbeat, convulsions and death? Deathly Nightshade 3 . What is the name of the Seventeenth Century French skeptic whose work in geometry established the foundations of modern-day regression analysis? Rene Descartes 4 . What term identifies the (non-existent) ability to displace objects by using one’s paranormal powers ? Telekinesis 5 . What is the name of technique that psychic performers use to subtly elicit information from unsuspecting marks by using carefully worded questions and vague predictions? Cold Reading 6 . What is the name of the psychic who offers services in necromancy via telephone, and who more recently was exposed for wrongly predicting that the high-profile Ohio kidnapping victims were dead? Sylvia Browne 7 . What is the name of the former TV necromancer who now conducts "Healing Retreats" in Arizona? James Van Praagh 8 . What is the name of the advocacy organization that offers a substantial monetary compensation for anyone who can demonstrate any paranormal ability in circumstances in which the possibility of cheating has been eliminated? James Randi Educational Foundation 9 . What is the name of the website , founded in 1995, dedicated to tracking down urban legends that are spread via the Internet? Snopes.com 10 . Which point in the Baloney Detection Kit asks "Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?" Question 9 1 of 5
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PART 2: Write a short, one or two sentence response identifying the fallacy in each of the following statements. Justify your answer. Your answers must follow these rules: 1. Do not write anything that is not a complete sentence. A complete sentence means a subject, verb and complement. For example: This argument is an example of an ad hoc error in reasoning because (your answer here). is a complete sentence. On the other hand, Ad hoc reasoning. b/c just made up an excuse w/ no explanation.
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