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 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 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 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 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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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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We’re missing something here

Ah control groups, those things you might have heard discussed and always wondered what they were. Turns out they are pretty important. If a test is done, you want to know someone tested both for the effect and not for the effect, odd as that sounds. Control groups help us see if the item or method actually produced the result. Gather your sheep, it’s a fun one.

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No True Post Holes

Is there really no true Scotsman? Let’s take a look at this logical fallacy and what it means. It’s a bit odd, but very relevant in our modern world where it’s hard to tell who is and isn’t part of a group or set of ideals. Throw in some farm chores and a bit of gaming and this post is about, well, posts.

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