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Pascal's wager

The old argument which I’ve even seen some religious people use today. The good old ‘what if you’re wrong?’ argument.

There is a few ways to counter this irrelevant claim, the first is to turn the argument back on the person giving it. 192 more words

Atheism

False dilemma

A false dilemma, or false dichotomy, is a logical fallacy that involves presenting two opposing views, options or outcomes in such a way that they seem to be the only possibilities: that is, if one is true, the other must be false, or, more typically, if you do not accept one then the other must be accepted. 281 more words

Logical Fallacies

In Response to Extra Credits: Humane Design

by: @wvmauthor

On April 15 2015, Extra Credits released a video on Humane Design in video games. In short, it’s decrying the present tendency to create skinner box exploitative experiences that nudge players to stick with a game long past the end of enjoyment. 501 more words

Gaming

Revisiting Postmodernism

Disarming Critics of Postmodernism:

In researching Michel Foucault I decided to revisit his premise of power in postmodernism. Postmodernism is the thinking which believes that truth does not exist or is incomprehensible. 612 more words

Chewbacca was a Wookie - an exploration into fallacy

Goals: to see the risks of fallacy in an academic argument.

Time: 20-30 min

Activity:

For this activity I hand out the following list of fallacies,  178 more words

Analysis

The Fallacy of Pie Chart SEO


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen pie charts try to explain how Search Engines (like Google) evaluate sites to put into their Organic Search Results. 60 more words

Chart

Cognitive Miser

“Most people, when directly confronted by evidence that they are wrong, do not change their point of view or course of action but justify it even more tenaciously.

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