Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. -- Lorraine Hansberry

T is for Thinking: the ICYouSee Guide To Critical Thinking

Science is in Trouble:
a Web Site Evaluation Assignment

The world is always in a state of emergence, never static. It has been created and destroyed and created and destroyed and created again.

Part One

Please consider the topic of Science in Trouble. Take a brief look at all of the following five sites to get a sense of which ones are reliable sources of information.

  1. Crisis in Basic Research
  2. Are Scientists Doing Too Much Research?
  3. Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research
  4. End Government Science Funding
  5. The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Science, According to 270 Scientists

Part Two

Once you have looked at all the sites, select two of them to evaluate more thoroughly. Think about the criteria and questions that have been discussed. You may use this evaluation checklist to help you complete the assignment.


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ICYouSee T is for Thinking
John R. Henderson
Last modified: Pi Day, 2018