Does Bat Boy Exist?
we can effectively argue and make a decision on a claim, we need to
feel comfortable that we are making the correct decision. Even after
asking the best questions and creating contentions, how can we be so
sure in the result?
Here is a picture of Bat Boy that appeared in a now defunct tabloid, The Weekly World News (Links to an external site.).
the story goes Bat Boy was captured in a cave and brought to a secret
government facility to be studied. This seemed cruel and eventually he
was released. Since that time he has appeared in this publication many
times, becoming a bit of a folk hero.
There is even a musical based on his life, Bat Boy the Musical (Links to an external site.)
The question I have for you:
“Does Bat Boy Exist?” that is, “How sure are you of the existence or non-existence of Bat Boy?”
After you answer this, you need to explain “Why or why not.” What
questions would you ask and answer to help you make your decision?
as you see by the grading rubric, I want you to cite at least one
source that supports an aspect of your argument. We are moving away from
personal opinions. Since we are not experts, we need to cite experts to
support your arguments.