So, the idea here is because natural disasters cause pollution, we shouldn’t be concerned about man-made pollution. Cartoonist Rick McKee uses and abuses his skill and gleefully steps in a stinking pile of the black-or-white logical fallacy – that if our health is threatened by nature, it therefore cannot be threatened by anything else – including ourselves. 48 more words
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If ever there was a logical fallacy which seemed to epitomize intellectual dishonesty, it is slothful induction.
Slothful induction, sometimes called “ignoring the evidence,” is the fallacy whereby an inductive argument is denied its proper conclusion, despite strong evidence for the inference. 367 more words
As elementary school students, we very likely, in a fit of playground rage, shouted a derogatory name at one of our classmates. Perhaps someone had just purposefully blasted our four-square ball to the other side of the street or maybe someone had just said that his dad was tougher than your dad. 925 more words
I have noticed recent posters on the walls in the building that I work in that talk about workplace violence: “Going to work shouldn’t be like going into a storm.” I have worked for the same company for 29 years, and in this building for the past six, and I have never witnessed anything close to violence. 794 more words
Science Babe has recently posted an article slating many of Food Babe’s claims (http://gawker.com/the-food-babe-blogger-is-full-of-shit-1694902226). I can’t tell whether it is to make herself feel better about that Starbucks or whatever she is addicted to getting every single morning, even though she knows a healthier choice makes more sense… Or perhaps because she works for the very companies that provide the foods Food Babe condemns? 1,284 more words