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One of the most common fallacies people commit is one called the anecdotal fallacy. The anecdotal fallacy is when someone bases an argument on anecdotal evidence. So the natural next question is: What is anecdotal evidence? Anecdotal evidence is evidence based solely on the personal experience of one person or a small number of people. Such evidence cannot be used to make general statements that apply to everyone or every circumstance. Here is an example argument that demonstrates this: Flying is a dangerous way...
Most people overestimate risk. This can create opportunity for those willing to accept that risk, because there is less competition. "You achieve big success when you're both contrarian and right." #StartupOfYou
Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan are the only Presidents to have been divorced. Both were divorced before taking office. No President has gotten a divorce while in office, although John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson both lost their wives and became widowers during their time in office. Both of them remarried while in office. James Buchanan is the only President who never married. He did get engaged to a woman named Ann Coleman long before taking office, but the marriage was cancelled...
On December 1, 1948, Costa Rica signed a law abolishing their army. They only have 2 neighbors, Nicaragua and Panama. Nicaragua has their own problems, and relations with Panama have always been very good, so they decided that they don't need an army. Instead of maintaining an army, they use that money for education and healthcare. #culture #CostaRica
The term "riding shotgun" comes from the wagon days, when the person in the front seat carried a shotgun to protect the wagon from bandits and wild animals.
As you learn more about critical thinking, logic, and logical fallacies, you will become better at spotting fallacies in arguments. But when you spot a fallacy in someone's argument, you must know how to handle it properly, otherwise you could be committing a fallacy of your own called the argument from fallacy, also known as the fallacy fallacy. The argument from fallacy claims that because an argument contains a fallacy, then the argument as a whole must be wrong. If you recall learning about formal...
Steven Spielberg got his college degree in film 33 years after dropping out of college. For his final exam, he submitted his film "Schindler's List". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2021092.stm
In 1922, King Tutankhamun's tomb was unearthed in #Egypt, causing a fascination with Egyptian relics to sweep across America right when #ArtDeco was also growing in popularity. As a result, the styles from ancient Egypt can be seen in many art deco pieces. Also notice some of the pieces in the background of this image that show other examples of the Egyptian influence. #art #ArtDecoMuseum
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