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By Ali Almossawi

“A wonderful compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, author, and presenter of The really good Human Journey

The antidote to fuzzy pondering, with hairy animals!

Have you learn (or stumbled into) one too many irrational on-line debates? Ali Almossawi definitely had, so he wrote An Illustrated booklet of undesirable Arguments! this useful advisor is the following to deliver the web age a much-needed dose of old-school good judgment (really old-school, a la Aristotle).

Here are cogent causes of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem assault, and different universal makes an attempt at reasoning that truly fall short—plus a superbly drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) dedicate each logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a wierd mild within the sky must be a alien ship simply because not anyone can turn out differently (the entice ignorance). And Lion doesn’t think that fuel emissions damage the planet simply because, if that were actual, he wouldn’t just like the outcome (the argument from consequences).

Once you discover ways to realize those abuses of cause, they begin to crop up in every single place from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic booklet a must for someone within the behavior of keeping opinions.


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Rhetoric likely tops the list, followed by concepts such as the “burden of proof” and Occam’s razor (the principle that, when seeking to explain a phenomenon, one should not introduce any more conjecture than is needed, also known as the principle of parsimony). The interested reader may wish to refer to the wide literature on the topic. In closing, the rules of logic are not laws of the natural world, nor do they constitute all of human reasoning. As Marvin Minsky asserts, ordinary, commonsense reasoning is difficult to explain in terms of logical principles, as are analogies.

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