WONDER #2325: What is a Conspiracy Theory?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these should NOT be used as evidence?

  1. Scientific Cases
  2. Research Data
  3. Expert Testimony
  4. Strong Opinions

Question 2 of 3

What is the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The United States government is hiding aliens.
  2. It’s okay to learn about conspiracy theories, but always use the Reality Test to decide what to belive.
  3. You should read conspiracy theories and decide whether to believe them based on the emotions you feel.
  4. Conspiracy theories are never true.

Question 3 of 3

What two questions make up the Reality Test?

  1. Do I want to believe this theory?
  2. What is the evidence?
  3. Could there be another explanation?
  4. B and C

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