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Logical and Rhetorical Fallacies Explained

Logical and Rhetorical Fallacies Explained

Relatively Interesting October 17, 2014 0

A logical fallacy is a error in reasoning due to a misconception or presumption. If the assumptions of an argument are true, the argument can still be rendered invalid if the logic used to come

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Does brain training actually work?

Does brain training actually work?

Relatively Interesting May 12, 2014 1

We’ve all seen the commercials… Play for only minutes a day and train your brain online or on your mobile device and you’ll become sharper, smarter, and altogether happier. Lumosity, Fit Brains, Brain Age, Brain Challenge,

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7 Ways to Identify Pseudoscience

7 Ways to Identify Pseudoscience

Relatively Interesting May 2, 2014 0

How can you tell if a something qualifies as science or if it falls into the realm of pseudoscience? It’s not always easy.  Clever marketers have found ways to pass off shady work as legitimate,

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Exposing the Nature of Reality:  The Blocks Illusion

Exposing the Nature of Reality: The Blocks Illusion

Relatively Interesting April 11, 2014 0

Albert Einstein said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” He was certainly on to something. How do we know if what we experience in the world is “true“? One person’s

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12 Hacks to Help You Spot Bad Science

12 Hacks to Help You Spot Bad Science

Relatively Interesting April 5, 2014 0

In the media saturated world that we live in today, how can you tell if what you’re reading or seeing is good science or bad science? The vast majority of people will get their

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The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

Relatively Interesting December 18, 2013 1

Shared amongst the Skeptical Community, the Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense, courtesy of The Reason Stick, combines the irrational sets of religion, quackery, pseudoscience, and the paranormal to yield…. Scientology. It’s a great Venn

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Why do people see ghosts, gods, aliens, angels, and demons?

Why do people see ghosts, gods, aliens, angels, and demons?

Relatively Interesting November 25, 2013 1

Why is it that people believe weird things? 500 years ago, demons haunted our world, and incubi and succubi tormented their victims as they lay asleep in their beds. 200 years ago, spirits of

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The Debunking Handbook – a guide for skeptics and mythbusters

The Debunking Handbook – a guide for skeptics and mythbusters

Relatively Interesting February 26, 2013 0

If you consider yourself a skeptic and a follower of the principles of science, then you will at some point find yourself debating (or arguing) with a “believer”.  Your goal might be to simply

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Know Your Logical Fallacies And Beef Up Your Critical Thinking Skills

Know Your Logical Fallacies And Beef Up Your Critical Thinking Skills

Relatively Interesting November 28, 2012 0

What is a logical fallacy? Simply put, a logical fallacy is a mistake in reasoning due to a misconception or presumption. If the premises of an argument are true, the argument can still be rendered invalid

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8 Urban Legends You Might Actually Believe Are True

8 Urban Legends You Might Actually Believe Are True

Relatively Interesting November 22, 2012 0

We’ve all heard them. Urban legends are the staple of campfire hobnob. These myths have gained “credibility” because they were retold by the neighbor of the second cousin of a neighbor’s aunt. There are

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