Boost Your Logic

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    Jun 10, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    I found a valuable chart of several logical fallacies, which we should have been taught K-12. Would the world be a better place if we are able to recognize and identify fallacies? It must be difficult to avoid any of them in any argument.

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    Here is a useful "hierarchy of disagreement":

    Graham's Hierarchy of Disagreement

    http://logicallyfallacious.com/Expose an irrational belief, keep a man rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, and keep a man rational for a lifetime.

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    A great many classical rhetoricians would have described many of these argumentative techniques as useful rather than fallacious. Cicero comes to mind, for instance. But as readers or listeners, we're always better off being as alert as possible.

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    Jun 10, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    Another one that should be added..

    If it's on the internet, it must be true!

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    Jun 15, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    xrichx saidAnother one that should be added..

    If it's on the internet, it must be true!

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    If it's based on several professional academic sources, print and online, it's likely >90% true.
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    Jun 16, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    My logic is already maxed out, I'm afraid.

    But I expect that most of the cases where these are used, laziness or cost-effectiveness is more of a factor than skill with logic.