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.
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.
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.