The Baloney Detection Kit

Saw this the other day and thought it was great … I am going to get these questions ingrained into my kids! I really wish I had learned this from someone when I was younger! It is never too late though … maybe I could get my mom to watch it so she can start asking the right questions when paging through her weekly You magazine! :wink:

The trouble is that, except for No. 5, those questions are relatively easy to dodge by the committed woo-woo proponent by providing pseudo-answers, and even No. 5 isn’t a major obstacle. To a sceptic, those ten questions present a conceptual litmus test for the validity of all manner of ideas, whereas woo-woos will not really see its relevance. In the end, the kit succeeds only in highlighting the huge disparity in the standards of evidence between the two parties.