Mr. Eure | Brewster High School
I’ve found your collective noun: You will be a blitzkrieg. Perhaps we’ll coin a neologism and call you die Blitzkriegkinder. You will launch a highly mobile offensive against all specious and manipulative campaigns. This is autodidacticism and socially distributed cognition with a very high degree of difficulty; you will be insulated and protected if you are willing to take risks and extend yourself.
What follows is a list of resources for logic and logical fallacies found online. Comb your way through them, identifying which ones you can and would use; then share your thoughts with your group. You will be asked to use Google Docs to share any resources you find, too, although that process will be explained in class.
- The Fallacy Files
- Television Tropes & Idioms: Logical Fallacies
- Purdue OWL: Logic in Argumentative Writing
- The Writing Center at UNC: Fallacies
- Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies
- The Nizkor Project: Fallacies
- Top 10 Logical Fallacies of the Romney Campaign*
- Logic and Fallacies: Constructing a Logical Argument
*Found by Brianna, Brian, and Georgia in Period 6. It’s obviously germane and helpful.
Below are related articles worth a read:
- Lifehacker: How to Determine if a Controversial Statement Is Scientifically True
- A Full Fact-Check of Niall Ferguson’s Very Bad Argument Against Obama
- How to Argue on the Internet without Becoming a Troll
- Five Ways Common Senses Lie to You Every Day
Keep checking this page for more information—or just watch your BHS Gmail account, as we’re likely to shift the crowdsourcing there.