Use at least one of the 4 criteria for evaluating ideas (conceptual clarity, experiential confirmation, rational coherence, and implications for ethics/ daily living) to evaluate this fictional theory:Suppose you learned about a new theory called “Dyadism.” According to this theory, all Americans have had their brains hijacked by a group of aliens from outer space known as the Gamers. Furthermore, an essential idea in this theory is that Americans are “dyads”—that is, they are beings that retain their individual unique appearances, but their brain states are identical to one another in that they are all being controlled by the Gamers.
To evaluate this theory using conceptual clarity, question any parts that are unclear. To use experimental confirmation, consider if the theory conflicts with any universal human experiences. To apply rational coherence, make sure the theory doesn’t contradict itself. If you evaluate the implications for ethics, consider how this theory would change the ethical framework of society. For example, the Gamers might have a different conception of right and wrong which would then change how Americans define right and wrong.