Episode 50: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Champagne Deduction”

Episode 50: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Champagne Deduction”

Deductive reasoning is when you move from true premises to a valid conclusion. Sheeplock and Dachson demonstrate this by solving a mystery and then moving from sober to drunk. Read on to see how our intrepid duo solves their next case and then learn all about deductive reasoning.

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Episode 49: Sheeplock and Dachson in “An abducted waterer”

Episode 49: Sheeplock and Dachson in “An abducted waterer”

There are 3 types of reasoning: inductive, abductive and deductive. Many people think they are using deduction when actually it’s abduction. Today our new protagonists, Sheeplock and Dachson learn about abductive reasoning as they solve a watery mystery.

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Episode 44: I’m not just positive, I’m contrapositive

Episode 44: I’m not just positive, I’m contrapositive

It’s time to get pumped and do a bit of formal logic. Today we look at the idea of contraposition, which is a big word but an easy way to test the truth of a statement by looking at it inverted and negated (not the same as upside down and backwards). This is a great tool to have handy when evaluation statements.

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Episode 42: Least Plausible and Far Fetched Hypotheses

How crazy should an idea be before we consider it true? Well, in today’s article we’ll find out as we look at the Least Plausible and Far-Fetched Hypotheses. We keep it light today with some fun examples and even a quick trip to the home store.

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Episode 39: Logic Chopping

Grab your ax and sharpen it up because today we look at logic chopping which is a fallacy when a minor part of an argument is made more important than the argument itself. There’s forestry, hiking, gun control and the Supreme Court. Something for everyone1

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Episode 36: All Clogged Up

It’s gutter cleaning time when I get all the leaves and stuff out so rain and snow don’t clog up. Speaking of clogs, we get pretty bound up with old false facts, bad news articles and everyone we know spreading it all around. We can help stop this by teaching and helping to correct the wrong items.

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Episode 35: Way More Than 50 Shades of Grey

It’s the holidays, time for us to come together, feast and enjoy time with our families and friends. Sometimes it doesn’t go that way as we meet a lot of extreme black and white positions around the dinner table. We’re critical thinkers, we can do more than just consider black and white positions. Read on to see how we can use our skills to step ourtide ourselves, understand others and celebrate the holidays.

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Episode 34: Caught on a Muddy Hillside

Some arguments can make you feel like your sliding downhill, or perhaps on a slippery slope. These are slippery slope arguments and they involve starting from a single subject and moving through a serious of steps to an extreme position. Read on to learn about this all too common fallacy and why it can stop you from mowing your lawn.

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Episode 33: Really, I could go to Mars!

Lots of things are possible but not all of them are likely to ever happen. That’s the theme this week as we investigate the appeal to possibility fallacy which asks us to accept things as fact which are really only vaguely possible. Along the way we’ll have some pie on mars.

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