What This Blog is For

It’s pretty exhausting to slough through daily bombardment of misinformation, ideology and emotionally driven decision making that most people default to using. On top of that, most of us have re-appropriated the word “logical” to mean “anything that makes sense to me”; making the most incohesive and illogical arguments as if they were fact (with much candor and chest-beating to boot).

I am going to use this blog as a vent to point out some of the more glaring trope-filled illogical arguments seen around the media and spread popularly around the web. I have a very limited knowlege of formal logic, but even what I understand would benefit anyone who has been had by these snake-oil salespeople on TV and in politics. 

I’m going to try and stay away from mucky political positioning and my personal opinions on issues that come up. I hope to stay solely on exposing manipulative language and fallacious logic that everyone should be aware of and filter out of their decision making.

Required reading:

http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ A great little site that outlines the major logical fallacies in digestible bites. I am going to use this site to highlight bullet points of bad logic in the clips and articles I post on this blog.

Recommended Reading:

http://youarenotsosmart.com/ An excellent blog outlining many things influence our decision making without us consciously knowing. Things we do that we think are informed and sound decisions are really very reactionary and illogical.