Skill 32: Detect Nonsense

The skill Detect Nonsense is defined as questioning the accuracy of information that is presented as factual whether from people, institutions or the media.

Game Changers:

  • Conduct research by comparing three cars or colleges.
  • Play the game “Two Truths and a Lie” with your friends. Everyone tells two truths and a lie and it is up to everyone else to guess what the lie is.
  • Ask questions when people make a factual statement.

Useful Web Links

How to Detect Lies – Easy ways to detect when people lie.

How to Detect BS – Four Steps in detecting BS.

Baloney Detection – Ten ways to know when something is not right.

How To Detect Bias in News Media – Here are some quick questions to ask yourself when looking at the media.

Useful Video Links

How to Detect a Lie

News, Media, and the Truth