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Dead Wild Roses: The Book of Bad Argumenets

A lovely reference for myself and my readership. 🙂 Go peruse the book here.

Filed under: Education Tagged: Helpful Hints, Logical Fallacies, The Book of Bad Arguments

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Politics and its Discontents: The Signs Are Everywhere – Part 2

You can access part one here.

Logical fallacies The reason why there’s a 97% consensus is because of the many lines of evidence that humans are causing global warming. Human fingerprints are being observed in heat escaping out to space, in the structure of the atmosphere and even in the changing seasons. Another denialist technique . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Signs Are Everywhere – Part 2

Politics and its Discontents: The Signs Are Everywhere

It is only the ideologically blind who refuse to see the signs. Whether we live on the West Coast, Central Canada, or the East Coast, we are being affected by climate change, More protracted droughts. More wildfires. More oppressive heatwaves. Or unseasonably cool conditions.

Of protracted winters I will not even speak.

So what . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Signs Are Everywhere

Politics and its Discontents: Absolutely!

For me, one of the biggest offenses against logical thinking is absolutism, which essentially says there is only one right answer, that everything is black or white, with no gradations of gray. An example would be Vic Toews infamous assertion, when controversy erupted over his deeply flawed Internet surveillance bill, that those who opposed . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Absolutely!