Debunking guide

keefe

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Some tips on debunking from the University of Queensland course Denial 101x - the course is about climate change, but the information in this video about the cognitive process applies to any debunking.

Here's a few quotes from the video

 

keefe

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And here's another video from the same course with John Cook summarising some of the same information -

 

keefe

Active Member
I just posted this on my "climate change myths" thread, but it fits here too - this is a lecture by John Cook about the five characteristics of science denial which can be summed up with the acronym "FLICC":

Fake experts
Logical fallacies: red herring, misrepresentation, jumping to conclusions, false dichotomy
Impossible expectations
Cherry picking
Conspiracy theories

He suggests that it is helpful when debunking to name the particular characteristic being used

 
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