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Logical Fallacies poster / website

Logical fallacies poster
Recognizing logical fallacies is not only an indispensable tool in the skeptic’s toolset, but it is also very useful in day-to-day discussions/debates for recognizing faulty arguments:

In logic and rhetoric, a fallacy is usually an improper argumentation in reasoning often wholesale jerseys resulting in a misconception or d’Histoire presumption. Literally, a fallacy oakley sunglasses sale is “an error in reasoning that renders an argument logically invalid”. By accident or design, fallacies may exploit emotional triggers in the listener or participant (appeal to emotion), or take advantage of social relationships between people (e.g. argument from authority). Fallacious arguments are often structured using rhetorical patterns that obscure any logical argument.

Though an argument is not “logically valid”, it is not necessarily the case that the conclusion is incorrect. It simply means that the conclusion cannot be arrived at using that argument. (…)

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It may take several readings of those sites to cheap nfl jerseys become familiar with the specifics of these fallacies, but the result is being able to recognize them in discussions when they occur, as well as knowing how to counter them, if needed.

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Debate: The Internet And Democracry

Fora TVVia Fora.tv, a debate from the Miller Center of Public Affairs:

In less than a generation, the Internet has altered the daily lives of individuals in ways few would have conceived in its nascent stages. Initially a playground for the computer savvy, the world of blogs and tweets has given equal voice to anyone with a computer and a web connection.

It is also where Americans increasingly look for news and information — according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, last year the Internet surpassed newspapers as the source of national and international news, nearly doubling from the year before. Barack Obama channeled the power of the Internet to reach millions during his presidential campaign, and his administration has launched innovative methods to use the Internet to govern.

Debaters include:
Pro: Andrew Keen, author, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture
Pro: Farhad Manjoo, journalist for Slate, author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society

Con: Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia
Con: Micah L. Sifry, editor, Personal Democracy Forum

Also see the excerpt on YouTube called Is Civil Discussion Possible on the Anonymous Internet?