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Use precise language to pinpoint your claim.
This is a perfectly logical argument (called a
It only has one small problem:
NASA hasn’t found any green men on Mars. Know Your Own Biases
Everyone has strong preferences and prejudices
that may prevent us from evaluating arguments
Acknowledging these can increase the
likelihood of coming up with more effective
Good reasoners guard against their own “soft
spots” to increase their objectivity.
Be honest with yourself: “Am I opinionated?” Beware of Logical Fallacies
Attacking the person
Appealing to false authority
Jumping on a bandwagon
Assuming that something is true because it
hasn’t been proven false
Falling victim to false cause
Making hasty generalizations Critical...
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- Spring '14