Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Pop-Up Fallacies 02 - The lies behind Obama and the Death of Osama bin Laden

If you can stand to watch and listen to nearly 10 minutes of this joker, you can witness him racking up a number of fallacious and misleading declarations. A useful exercise in learning how to spot BS in the mainstream and how to avoid presenting unsound arguments of your own.

If you're not sure of what the named fallacies are, please have a look at this page
and particularly listen to the video on this page, which will take you through them here

'Fallacies are broken down into two categories: formal and informal. Formal fallacies are based strictly on the logical formation of an argument (deductive). Informal fallacies, which are the most commonly recognized and easiest to learn, take into account the non-logical content of an argument (inductive); are false for epistemological, dialectical or pragmatic reasons; and typically fall under three categories: relevance, presumption, ambiguity.'

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