January 18, 2022
Admin: Reflection 1 due Friday
(For our purposes) a statement about what is true or valid.
(For our purposes) the basis for a claim is the reason we should accept the truth or validity of that claim. It includes
the evidence that is used to “prove” the claim is true
and the assumptions required for the evidence to be valid “proof” (sometimes called the “warrant”)
colloquially, we refer to both parts as “evidence”
What is the evidence?
What are the assumptions behind that evidence?
Science is distinct as a form of thought in that:
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A person’s prejudice against a group of people can be reduced through meaningful, interpersonal contact with a member of that group.
Does contact reduce prejudice?
Are efforts to change the minds of opponents same-sex marriage through a short conversation more successful when those conversations are with homosexuals (as compared to heterosexuals)?
Researchers conducted an experiment to answer this question: