The Thought Stash

Trying to be good skeptic, I’ve been learning Logical Fallacies. What is a Logical Fallacy? From Wikipedia:

A fallacy is incorrect argumentation in logic and rhetoric resulting in a lack of validity, or more generally, a lack of soundness.

In laypersons terms: you know when you hear an argument and it doesn’t sound quite right? There is something in the argument that you can’t put your finger on but sounds wrong? Well, there are names for all those sorts of arguments.

There are loads of free resources out there: PDFs, eBooks, etc. I highly recommend the free Hunting Humbug eBook.

As well as being a skeptic, I’m also a keen “pretend physicist” – basically, I’m studying all the astrophysics related course I can find at the Open University. I regularly contribute to the excellent crowd-sourced Pod Delusion podcast – a podcast about interesting things. I normally send in physics and…

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