The Resource An illustrated book of bad arguments, Ali Almossawi, (electronic resource.)

An illustrated book of bad arguments, Ali Almossawi, (electronic resource.)

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An illustrated book of bad arguments
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An illustrated book of bad arguments
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Ali Almossawi
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eng
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"A flawless compendium of flaws." -Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human JourneyThe antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle).Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short-plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn't believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn't like the result (the argument from consequences).Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments-which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions
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Almossawi, Ali
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non fiction
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An illustrated book of bad arguments, Ali Almossawi, (electronic resource.)
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Label
An illustrated book of bad arguments, Ali Almossawi, (electronic resource.)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0001917705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C22403CB-EC17-4E1B-B36A-1168CE5FD93F
System control number
C22403CB-EC17-4E1B-B36A-1168CE5FD93F

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