Critical Thinking: Chapter 4. Credibility. Credibility. Are you gullible?. Credibility. Are you gullible? Do you get taken advantaged of?. Credibility. Are you gullible? Do you get taken advantaged of? Do people think you are naïve?. Credibility. Are you gullible?
5. The internet has to be treated like the media: Anyone can put up a web page saying anything, so check for credibility. Sites that represent institutions and universities tend to be more objective and reliable than a site with no backing organization, but it is always a good idea to use your critical thinking skills!
For the following, discuss which source you’d trust more, and give at least one reason why. You may want to add to or otherwise modify our lists of sources. And do keep in mind that we are glad our livelihoods do not depend on a general consensus on our rankings.
a. A well-known defense attorney who heads the American Trial Lawyers Association
a. The chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee