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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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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