Posted by laurajane
on Feb 9, 2017 in Uncategorized
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In a time of fake news, “alternative facts,” Newspeak, and attacks on credible journalism, I’ve focused on teaching my kids how to recognize logical fallacies in what they see, hear, and read.
Logical fallacies are errors in reasoning that weaken arguments. Once you start looking for them, they’re shockingly obvious.
How many of the following logical fallacies can you spot in one day?
1. Ad populum — arguing that because “everyone,” “Americans” or “the majority” thinks or does something, it must be true and right.
Example: Whether Earth is flat or...