GMO: We hear more and more about the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) everyday. While some have removed them completely from their diet, others feel they are useful tools for feeding the world. In this discussion, we will spend some time critically analyzing a website that contains information about GMOs.
- Centre for Research on Globalization: Ten Scientific Studies Prove that Genetically Modified Food Can Be Harmful To Human Health.
Critical thinking has sometimes been summed up with the following four key points: examine assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess conclusions (Myers).
Let’s keep these 4 points in mind as we critically analyze this article. Please pick 2 points on the GMO website link to critically evaluate using the questions below.
- What are the assumptions of the authors of the website?
- Can the authors make the conclusions they are making with the information they provided? Is there other information that refutes their conclusions?
You should look at the references that the authors provide as well as finding your own references for your discussion. Myers, D. (2013) Pyschology (10th Ed.) (p.23), New York, NY: Worth.