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The false dichotomy of Islamophobia

by Massimo Pigliucci

A false dichotomy is a basic type of informal logical fallacy, consisting in framing an issue as if there were only two choices available, while in fact a range of nuanced positions may be on offer upon more careful reflection. 1,803 more words



And how can I CONTINUE being straight if two gay people get married on the other side of town?!?! (I can feel the wedding’s gay rainbow radiations converting me.) 71 more words

Funsized Fallacies: False Dichotomy

All the chewy goodness of fallacious reasoning in new fun-sized bites! 291 more words

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You Don't Have to Choose: Clean House & Happy Kids

Writing is work, and since the old proverb is true that money doesn’t grow on trees, I’ve been dedicating most of my time to my fiction writing of late. 1,172 more words

Tammie Niewedde

Tyranny: It Pisses Me Off | Zero Hedge

Another absolutely wonderful piece from the great unknown author…

Statists use the lie of abstract majority and the force of government to intrude upon the private ideals of those with opposing views.

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Why does it have to be either or?

Having started this blog with posts on different trends in education (here, here and here), it was pertinent that a recent article… 1,272 more words


The False Dilemma

Reducing things to ‘either/or’ simplicity is something we tend to do because it suits how our minds work. We like simplicity and order, and we seek to neatly categorise things. 146 more words