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Re: [clevelandskeptics] teaching critical thinking

From: Sam S.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:37 AM
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On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> I guess every generation needs its silliness! Us semi-old timers had the "Paul is Dead" conspiracy & the "satanist" messages from groups like Led Zeppelin that one had to spin records backwards to "hear"!
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> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Chris K <[address removed]> wrote:
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> What I'm referring to specifically is the belief among my students that Kanye West and Jay-Z are somehow running the illuminati, that they were responsible for Tupac's death and a host of other things, and that somehow they are ushering in a new world order.
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> On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:04 PM, TC3 <[address removed]> wrote:
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> Illuminati symbolism is real. The intention behind it is what is in question.
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> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Chris K <[address removed]> wrote:
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> I sent this to the Cleveland skeptics list and I figured I would share it here too.
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> So every year as part of my OGT reading intervention class I do a  unit on critical thinking.
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> It's amazing that kids can be skeptical of outlandish claims on one hand and then so easily believe things as ridiculous as the hip-hop illuminati conspiracy on the other.
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> if you're not familiar with it you really should google it for laughs. It's a twisted jumble of seemingly random unrelated and unjustifiable claims.
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> Right now I'm looking for some kind of a cogent debunking of it online that I can share with my kids.
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