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 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 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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