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Reviewers Needed

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Looking for reviewers for the new edition of The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning. If you are a book reviewer, message me if you’re interested.

Analyze viewpoints, argue effectively, and test your beliefs and ideas

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Argue Rationally? by Annie Holmquist “…Given the level of fallacious and emotional reasoning that takes place in discussions about elections or in everyday Facebook debates, it would seem that a lack of knowledge about reasoning skills […]

Propaganda: Are Americans Being Taken In By It? They are without the ability or tools to think through and analyze media messages

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. by Annie Holmquist After taking a hiatus from watching news programs for a while, a friend of mine recently turned on MSNBC. Following this experience, he said something along the following lines: “I’m done. I just can’t take it. The news […]

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies? It would certainly come in handy during the political season… by Annie Holmquist As the particularly contentious and wild 2016 election marches toward November, an increasing number of articles have posed the question: […]

Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Logic can be a difficult subject to teach, yet The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, is a great introduction to develop the absolutely necessary thinking skills required to excel in […]

Review of The Fallacy Detective

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “Mom, that was a red herring!” My daughter blurted this out as we were watching a news show one evening. The most interesting thing about her statement was not the fact that she had learned it from our reading of The […]

Solve This Mystery

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Solve the . . . Mystery of the Missing Mask: a ten minute mystery. Last night, Sir Gibbsley’s prized possession, his Tribal Tooth Mask, disappeared. Can you help him find it? Sir Gibbsley used to hunt elephants in Africa till a rogue elephant took out his right leg. Now he loves to terrify his nephew […]

Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills is another delightful offering from brothers Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn. Recommended for ages 12 and up, it picks up where their book The Fallacy Detective (now in its third printing) left off, and helps readers to delve more deeply into informal logic. Their unique […]

The Straw Man Fallacy

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled Fallacies.

Study Guide to Accompany The Fallacy Detective

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

FREE download of a study guide to accompany The Fallacy Detective at Six More Summers. Also, six copies of The Fallacy Detective to be given away over the next ten days.

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