The group Christians Against Dinosaurs presents an argument dismantling the science of paleontology,and even the existence of dinosaurs – or so they think. The video provides exposure to the public distrust of science, conspiracy theories, logical fallacies, creationism, and an opportunity for students to form counterpoints. The video itself rests on a poor understanding of science and an ad hominem attack on scientists.
- What is the video’s basic argument?
- Why do you think they distrust scientists and science so much? What dangers do dinosaurs pose to their ideology?
- Why they are wrong is one thing, but how would you go about trying to convince them otherwise? Should you even try?
Keywords: biases, conspiracy theory, creation science, creationism, dinosaurs, logical fallacy, paleontology, pseudoscience, evolution