Worksheet to accompany Page 5 of Doubters’ Club

 

  1. Why shouldn’t we simply believe everything we see written down in ‘black and white’? ______________________________________________________________

 

 

 

2. Give an example of a factual book: ____________________________

 

How do you know it’s true? ________________________________________

 

Give an example of a fictional book: ___________________________

 

What does it have that is too fantastic to believe? __________________________

 

Give an example of a ‘factional’ story: __________________________

 

How is truth and fiction mixed up? __________________________________

 

3.  What does ‘verification’ mean and how did you find out? ______________________________________________________________

 

 

 

4. What sort of ‘contemporary material’ might be used to cross reference with an old book and corroborate it? Explain ‘contemporary’ and ‘corroborate’ in your answer.

 

 

 

 

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5. Should we believe something just because it has been accepted

traditionally or some ‘authority’ tells us to?  Why, or why not?

 

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Today’s Date: ____________________________

 

Your name: _______________________________Your class: ____________