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By Ali Almossawi

ISBN-10: 1615192255

ISBN-13: 9781615192250

“A wonderful compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, author, and presenter of The exceptional Human Journey

The antidote to fuzzy pondering, with bushy animals!

Have you learn (or stumbled into) one too many irrational on-line debates? Ali Almossawi definitely had, so he wrote An Illustrated booklet of undesirable Arguments! this convenient advisor is right here to carry the web age a much-needed dose of old-school common sense (really old-school, a la Aristotle).

Here are cogent causes of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem assault, and different universal makes an attempt at reasoning that really fall short—plus a superbly drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) dedicate each logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a wierd gentle within the sky must be a unidentified flying object simply because not anyone can end up differently (the attract ignorance). And Lion doesn’t think that gasoline emissions damage the planet simply because, if that were precise, he wouldn’t just like the consequence (the argument from consequences).

Once you discover ways to realize those abuses of cause, they begin to crop up far and wide from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic booklet a must for an individual within the behavior of preserving opinions.


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Russell, Bertrand. The Problems of Philosophy. London: Williams & Norgate, 1912. html. Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. New York: Random House, 1995. Simanek, Donald E. htm. Smith, Peter. An Introduction to Formal Logic. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. About the Author and Illustrator Ali Almossawi holds a Masters in Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. New York: Random House, 1995. Simanek, Donald E. htm. Smith, Peter. An Introduction to Formal Logic. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. About the Author and Illustrator Ali Almossawi holds a Masters in Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and daughter, where he works as a data visualization designer on Mozilla’s Metrics Team, and occasionally collaborates with the MIT Media Lab.

Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey “Bad arguments, great illustrations . . net “Seriously, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments should be on every school curriculum. com “A great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies . . ” —Dan Solomon, Fast Company magazine online “Share [this book] with your friends. Encourage your family members to flip through it. com “[A] wonderful primer on the logical fallacies that have been screwing up our thinking .

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