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They’re Logically Fallacious! Special Pleading

Riley Sproul Ideas, Logical Fallacies 2 Comments

Let’s wrap up May with; Special Pleading: Special Pleading: (a.k.a. special circumstance) An informal fallacy; Special Pleading involves the party making the argument requesting or demanding that they are a unique exception to an otherwise (or often) exception-less rule. Or that in a particular case, their point cannot be proven, due …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Special Pleading was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Episode 038 – The Future of Humanity

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The Dweebs contemplate the next 85 years of humanity. Space exploration and biological manipulation are on the horizon. Will we take advantage of our exponential growth of technology in a positive way? Or will it inevitably be our demise? Suggested Media: Mining Legislation EmDrive and Cannae Alcubierre Drive Tsiolkovsky rocket …

Episode 038 – The Future of Humanity was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Wishful Thinking

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May the fallacies be not-with you; Wishful Thinking: Wishful Thinking: (a.k.a. appeal to consequences) Another informal fallacy! When one finds the potential fallout of a conclusion appealing, one may find themselves simply deciding, often without words and within their own mind, to accept that given conclusion as true. This is the …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Wishful Thinking was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by Riley Sproul

De-Extinction

Episode 037 – De-Extinction

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The Dweebs talk about De-Evolution and how plausible it is to bring species back from the dead. With Jurassic World around the corner we touch on what all this creating dinosaurs stuff is about. Could we bring dinosaurs back from extinction? Suggested Media: Bird Beak Manipulation The Long Now Foundation …

Episode 037 – De-Extinction was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by David Rainsberger II

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Equivocation

Riley Sproul Ideas, Logical Fallacies 2 Comments

And another fallacy free week to you! What’s that you say, you want to hear about; Equivocation: Equivocation (a.k.a. Doublespeak) As yet another informal fallacy (we’ll get to others I promise), Equivocation works by using a word or words in a sense that it was not intended to be used for. This …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Equivocation was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Begging the Question

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Let’s start off the new month right and non-fallaciously with, Begging the Question: Begging The Question (a.k.a. Assuming the initial point) As all we’ve reviewed so far have been, this is an informal fallacy. One that occurs when the conclusion of the argument is based on a premise that is also part …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Begging the Question was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Moving The Goalposts

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Here we are, the end of April, and all I can think about is fallacies. This week, Moving The Goalposts:   Moving The Goalposts (argument by demanding impossible perfection) An informal fallacy that occurs when one constantly or consistently changes the parameters of success. Usually in a rebuttal type format. Very similar …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Moving The Goalposts was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Debunkery- Facilitated Communication

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Hello, before we dive into the second Debunkery post for this month I want to add a clarification: This post deals with Facilitated Communication (FC); a very broad, and ill defined area, and a sensitive topic to many. There are, using the broadest of strokes, two kinds of FC: actual and …

Debunkery- Facilitated Communication was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Riley Sproul