Last week, we asked you to tell us something you were SCEPTICAL about and why. It was a really hard competition! Scpeticism, or ‘being sceptical’, is when you hear something that you think might be untrue and you are unsure or a bit suspicious about it.
“I am sceptical that you ran the marathon in 10 minutes!” or “You got paid £10million to wash your cousin’s car? I’m sceptical about that”.
Well done to all of you who gave excellent examples. There were some funny ones that we liked too!
This week’s winner was OriginallyCurious at Michael Faraday School, who used an example about our current issue. It was really relevant and clearly explained their scepticism.
Here’s the full post:
“ALL Grenfell Tower Victims Housed in £2 Billion Pound Homes” I chose this headline, because it fits well with our social housing topic. Myopinions are that this is not entirely true and it is very exaggerated. Not true, because most victims are still having to live in hotels or are having to become homeless. Very exaggerated, since the journalist here has used words such as ‘ALL’, implying that everyone involved in the incident were housed. Another statement I would like to make, is that £2 billion is a bit too much to pay every victim. We don’t know for sure if they were actually housed, but we are a bit sceptical.” OriginallyCurious, Michael Faraday School