This course will strive to teach critical scientific thinking in explaining various phenomena including the realm of the paranormal as well as everyday human behavior. Discussions focus on scientific versus pseudo-scientific explanations, and how to tell the difference. Course covers the use of language, thought, and logic in distinguishing science fact from science fiction. Inductive and deductive methods, judgment, opinion, belief, and knowledge. A critical examination of contemporary pseudoscientific issues (creation "science", astrology, UFO's etc). (AA, CSU)
If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor, Michael Read.