by Ernest Hilbert on 01/05/12 at 10:10 am
Do you see posts on FaceBook or elsewhere online that make you grind your teeth because they’re so simplistic and sanctimonious, leaving out the many and varied complexities of life and politics? How about messages that seem make sense on first blush but when analyzed yield no real content? Or ones that you want to feel are right, wish were right, but just aren’t? Well, a lot of that can be chalked up to fundamental logical fallacies. Here’s a website that details the many paths of stupidity it is possible for one to stroll down, from ad hominem attacks to slippery-slope arguments to the classic appeal to emotion. Check it out by clicking below. Thanks to Andrew for sending this one in.