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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Episode 32: Relative Privation

Episode 32: Relative Privation

Have you ever tried to solve a problem only to be told there are worse problems to solve? Or maybe work hard but feel like you still don’t measure up? You might be in dealing with the relative privation fallacy. Read on to learn more and find out why you need wine to play puzzle games.

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Episode 31: Extreme Avoidance Strategies and Cake

Episode 31: Extreme Avoidance Strategies and Cake

Avoiding the issue. We’ve all done and we’ve all seen it. But did you know it’s actually a logical fallacy. People use it a lot so they don’t have to answer difficult questions or just to get out of conversation. It’s generally not good. Read on to learn more, plus we’ll go skydiving for cake.

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Episode 30: National Straw Man Ban

No it’s not scarecrows this week, but we are talking about straw men. Well, the straw man fallacy to be more precise. Watch a campaign debate and you’ll see these a lot as candidates build up an inaccurate version of the opponent and then attack that. You might even want to visit a corn maze afterwards.

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Episode 29: Post Designation Fallacy

Episode 29: Post Designation Fallacy

Come on in and we’ll have a chat about the Post Designation Fallacy. No it doesn’t mean digging your post holes in the wrong place but it does have everything to do with drawing the wrong conclusions from you data. And we’ll have a look at salt based lifeforms.

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Episode 28: Itchy Mosquitoes

Episode 28: Itchy Mosquitoes

I’ll bet you hear quotes every day. You know what, some of them probably aren’t correct. Let’s see why they can be wrong, what to look for and how to spot them. Along they way we’ll stop for some wine too.

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Episode 26: A Feline Ecology

Episode 26: A Feline Ecology

In this episode we look at the useful ecological fallacy and learn that the members of a group aren’t always the same as the whole group. You’ll learn a useful skill for sure today and maybe even adopt a cat.

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Wading Into Change

Just as a single stone only creates a few ripples, a single change might not have much impact. But we often see such activities made to look as if they are much larger. How often have you heard a person say one thing that is supposed to wipe clean the rest of their history? We’ll look at this phenomenon in this post while we enjoy a relaxing bit of wading in a nearby stream.

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