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 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 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 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 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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