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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers- The State University Study Guide:” Cryptozoology: Science and Speculation” Chapter 1: What is Cryptozoology. 1. Define Cryptozoology. 2. What are the “mystery animals” referred to as? Define that term. 3. What are the most common ways professional zoologists discover new species? What are “chance” encounters? 4. Cryptids are often sandwiched between ghosts and UFOs. How is this problematic? Could cryptids be used for entertainment? Give examples. 5. What created a cryptid? What are common phenomenon’s pertaining to cryptids? Give examples. 6. What is hoaxing? What are three basic categories of cryptozoological hoaxes. Define and give examples for all three. 1
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers- The State University Study Guide:” Cryptozoology: Science and Speculation” Chapter 2: A Scientific Foundation for an Investigative Methodology. 1. Why is terminology important? 2. What is the difference between a definition and an explanation? Give the categories of definitions. 3. What is the difference between AN explanation and THE explanation? 4. Distinguish between classification and taxonomy. 5. Why are scientific knowledge and facts important for investigation? 6. Explain and Describe the importance of these key methods- Theories- Errors- Anomalies- Chance- Belief- Skepticism- Simplicity- Scientific predictions- Strategies- 2
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers- The State University Study Guide:” Cryptozoology: Science and Speculation” Chapter 3: A Logical Foundation for an Investigative Methodology 1. What are formal fallacies? What are the problems encountered with estimating probabilities? 2. What are Ad hoc arguments? 3. What is problematic about inconsistencies, invincible ignorance, unwarranted assumptions and unwarranted extrapolation? 4. Describe/Explain problems with: Slippery slope- Hasty Generalization- Cluster correlation fallacy- Forgetful induction- Post hoc Fallacy- Faulty Analogy False Alternatives/ Negative proof- Fallacy of moralism- Fallacy of composition- Fallacy of Division- Ad hominem- Fallacy of numbers- Poisoning the well- 3
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers- The State University Study Guide:” Cryptozoology: Science and Speculation” Chapter 4: An Ethnozoological foundation for an Investigative Methodology. 1.
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