January 2013

Month: January 2013

The Frankenfish Fallacy: How interest groups suck us in

The Frankenfish Fallacy: How interest groups suck us in

Have you seen in Facebook recently, the links to a petition entitled, Stop The Frankenfish Attack? It is worth a read if you want to study propaganda creation. There are so many underhanded communication tricks and so much misinformation that we should create a new type of logical fallacy called The Frankenfallacy. In fact, this spurious piece […]

The car washing causes rain fallacy: Post hoc ergo propter hoc

The car washing causes rain fallacy: Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Have you ever thought about washing your car and then seen that it is about to rain? Recently, one of my sisters popped over and mentioned how typical it was that it was about to rain because she had just washed her car. While this is a common form of logical fallacy – A happened, […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 6 2013

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 6 2013

Another year lies ahead of us, so tonight’s websites are all destined, so to speak, to guide us through this year with aplomb. We will look at how to get organised from a ‘housewife’s’ perspective, how to sort good science from quackery, ideas for bucket lists for the whole family, and take the mother-of-all looks […]