Episode 59: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Bad Day at the Wine Fair”

Episode 59: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Bad Day at the Wine Fair”

Can you prove this post is wrong? i hope so because that is exactly the point. Today we look at falsifiability, an important tool in your critical thinking toolset that can help you determine the validity of a statement. Plus Sheeplock and Dachson do a little wine tasting.

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Episode 57: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Simple Drink”

Episode 57: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Simple Drink”

Sheeplock and Dachson head to the local watering hole and get pulled into an argument about bumper sticker knowledge. What’s this? It’s when complex concept is condensed into a sentence that fits on a bumper sticker. Read on to find about their adventure today and learn more about this critical thinking concept.

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Episode 56: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Quantum of Reasoning”

Episode 56: Sheeplock and Dachson in “A Quantum of Reasoning”

Today Sheeplock and Dachson look at the quantum physics fallacy which is when someone tries to apply the ideas of quantum mechanics to something which they don’t apply too. Read on to see if the cat lives and chat about transporters.

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Episode 54: Sheeplock and Dachson in “An Unlikely Coincidence”

Episode 54: Sheeplock and Dachson in “An Unlikely Coincidence”

Our intrepid duo is called to help decide where to rebuild a bar and in due course they encounter coincidences, retroactive causation and the wrong interpretation of odds. Read on for their full adventure and a deeper dive into these critical thinking concepts.

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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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