PHL 320 Week 4 Credibility and Moral Value Worksheet

PHL 320 Week 4 Credibility and Moral Value Worksheet

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 PHL 320 Week 4 Credibility and Moral Value Worksheet
 

Purpose of Assignment 

For this assignment, the student will identify the probably true, probably false statements or requires further documentation statements and select the correct moral value, nonmoral value, or no value at all statements on the worksheet.

Assignment Steps 

Review Chapters 4 & 12 of Critical Thinking. 

Complete the Credibility and Moral Value Worksheet.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment

Credibility and Moral Value Worksheet

**Highlight answers 1-10 as either: probably true, probably false, or requires further documentation**

 

 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

 

Huddie Ledbetter (“Leadbelly”) was not only a writer and performer of songs but also an unusually powerful man. Alan Lomax, the historian of American folk music, wrote that “in the Texas Penitentiary he was the number one man in the number one gang on the number one farm in the state—the man who could carry the lead row in the field for 12 or 14 hours a day under the broiling July and August sun.” He could pick a bale of cotton in a day—that’s 500 pounds!

—Adapted from liner notes to the record Leadbelly (Everest recording FS-202)
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

“NASA [the National Aeronautics and Space Administration] says private investors, not taxpayers, will fund its newest manned space vehicle. If you believe that, you probably think little green men inhabit Mars.”

—Forbes
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

 

“My cat has fewer brains than a hubcap!”

—Spoken by one of the authors of the text after his cat had spent three days on his housetop
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

 

“A few years ago AT&T did two surveys showing that technically trained persons did not achieve as many top managerial jobs in the company as liberal arts graduates did.”

—New York Times
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

 

“In the near future look for floods in Britain which will culminate in the flooding of Parliament.”

—A prediction made by Maitreya Swami, “The World Teacher,” in the News Release of the Tara Center, N. Hollywood, Calif.
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

 

“Smoking more than triples the likelihood of premature facial wrinkling.”

—Dr. Donald Kadunce, lead author of a group of University of Utah scientists, reporting in Annals of Internal Medicine
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

You’ve taken your car in to the local branch of a nationwide chain of brake and muffler shops for an advertised “free brake inspection.” After the inspection, the service manager tells you: “I’m afraid your linings are almost completely gone and the drums need turning. You need a complete brake overhaul.”
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

Comment from an acquaintance: “I saw Bigfoot with my own eyes! It was huge!”
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

According to Funk & Wagnalls Hammond World Atlas, the three longest rivers in the world are the Nile, the Amazon, and the Yangtze.
 

 

Assess the following as probably true, as probably false, as requiring further documentation before judgment, or as a claim that cannot properly be evaluated. Consider both the nature of the claim and the source. 

“By age 30, roughly a quarter of men and women have discernibly graying hair. Even so, only 28 percent of us ever become completely white haired.”

—Lowell Ponte, Reader’s Digest
 

 

**Highlight answers 11-20 as either: moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all**

 

 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

Twenty past ten. We should go home.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

It is wrong for the United States to intervene in local wars outside U.S. territory.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

You should get rid of your dog’s fleas so that it won’t be miserable.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

 

Alicia has not been entirely honest with her husband; that much is clear.
 

 

15. State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

 

Everybody should be as fair as Mario tries to be.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

The regime in China is harshly repressive.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

It is too my turn to deal!
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

The judge in this case is a very informed person.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

The last set of essays was much better written than the first set.
 

 

State whether the following item expresses moral value or nonmoral value; or no value at all. 

Allison’s necklace is very old.
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