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How to Think About Weird Things Critical Thinking for a New Age 8th Edition by Theodore Schick – Test Bank

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How to Think About Weird Things Critical Thinking for a New Age 8th Edition by Theodore Schick – Test Bank

How to Think About Weird Things, 8e (Schick)
Chapter 7 Case Studies in the Extraordinary

1) The best explanation is the one that does best with regard to the criteria of adequacy.
Answer: TRUE
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2) When evaluating a hypothesis or theory, you must always look at more than just fit with the data.
Answer: TRUE
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3) The simplest hypothesis is always the best.
Answer: FALSE
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4) Homeopathic remedies have been clinically proven to be effective.
Answer: FALSE
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5) According to homeopathy, the smaller dose, the more powerful the medicine.
Answer: TRUE
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6) According to the text, the best explanation of why some people feel better after taking homeopathic medicine is the placebo effect.
Answer: TRUE
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7) According to the text, the best explanation of why dowsers’ diving rods move is that the they are being pulled on by radiation from underground.
Answer: FALSE
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8) There is no other way to explain the fact that people believe they have been abducted by aliens than by acknowledging that they have been abducted by aliens.
Answer: FALSE
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9) According to the text, the best explanation of the Roswell crash is that it was part of the top-secret Project MOGUL that tried to monitor Soviet nuclear tests.
Answer: TRUE
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10) The best explanation of why people seem to see ghosts is that there are such things as ghosts.
Answer: FALSE
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11) It’s simpler to assume that people who claim to have an out of body experience have actually left their bodies than to assume their brain is playing tricks on them.
Answer: FALSE
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12) People often accept conspiracy theories because they believe that big events require big causes.
Answer: TRUE
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13) Dowsing is
A) waterboarding.
B) deep sea diving.
C) using a divining rod to discover hidden objects.
D) putting out a fire.
Answer: C
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14) According to the text, the best explanation of why people believe they have been abducted by aliens is that
A) they have been abducted by aliens.
B) they are suffering from mental illness.
C) they are perpetrating a hoax.
D) they have excessive activity in the temporal lobes of their brains.
Answer: D
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15) According to the text, the best explanation of why some people experience ghosts is that
A) they are suffering from sleep paralysis.
B) they have come in contact with a disembodied spirit.
C) they have encountered abnormal environmental conditions.
D) they have tapped into information stored in the stones of buildings or outcroppings.
Answer: C
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16) According to the text, the best explanation of why some people have out of body experiences when they are near-death experiences is
A) their soul leaves their body.
B) there are suffering from abnormal neuron firing patterns in their brains.
C) they are reliving the birth experience.
D) they are suffering from sleep paralysis.
Answer: B
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17) According to the text, the best explanation of climate change is
A) natural variation in the Earth’s warming and cooling.
B) the use of fossil fuels.
C) the variation in the sun’s energy output.
D) that the claim of climate change is a hoax.
Answer: B
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18) Which is NOT a criterion of adequacy?
A) simplicity
B) scope
C) scale
D) conservativism
Answer: C
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19) What is the SEARCH formula?
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20) What are the criteria of adequacy?
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21) Hundreds of thousands of people use homeopathic remedies. Does this fact alone show that homeopathy works?
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22) How much weight would you give to the evidence for UFO abductions and why?
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23) The UFO-abduction hypothesis is not a very simple explanation because it involves some unsupported assumptions. What are these assumptions?
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24) In what ways is the communication with the dead hypothesis much less conservative than the competing hypotheses?
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25) What is the best explanation for near-death experiences? Why is it best?
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