Skepticism

Category: Skepticism

The Interview: North Korea, Religion, and the brainwashing dilemma

The Interview: North Korea, Religion, and the brainwashing dilemma

I’ve had my first experience of a comment hanging in the air for what seemed like a whole minute, during a conversation with friends this month. The comment, damning of religion, was uttered by a delightful person who also happens to be a fervent Christian. It all began with discussion about the troubled Sony Pictures […]

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, […]