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How do you know if information presented as fact is true?

Some statements, such as "George Washington was the first President of the United States," are widely known truths. We can accept these types of claims without supporting evidence.

Most claims are not widely know truths. You will have to evaluate them based on the evidence.

Examples of Types of Evidence

  • personal experience
  • experts
  • research studies and reports
  • statistics

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