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Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Perfect solution fallacy. By Tim Harding “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke The Perfect Solution Fallacy (also known as the ‘Nirvana Fallacy‘) is a false dichotomy that occurs when an argument assumes that a perfect solution to a problem exists and/or that a proposed solution should be rejected because some part of the problem would still exist after it were implemented.

Perfect solution fallacy

In other words, that a course of action should be rejected because it is not perfect, even though it is the best option available. This fallacy is an example of black and white thinking, in which a person fails to see the complex interplay between multiple component elements of a situation or problem, and as a result, reduces complex problems to a pair of binary extremes. Some practical examples of this fallacy are: Posit (fallacious): These anti-drunk driving ad campaigns are not going to work. Other examples include: Like this: Taxonomy of the Logical Fallacies.

Common fallacies. List of common fallacies Compiled by Jim Walker originated: 27 July 1997 additions made: 01 Dec. 2009 You don't need to take drugs to hallucinate; improper language can fill your world with phantoms and spooks of many kinds.

Common fallacies

-Robert A. Wilson When arguing with someone in an attempt to get at an answer or an explanation, you may come across a person who makes logical fallacies. Such discussions may prove futile. You might try asking for evidence and independent confirmation or provide other hypotheses that give a better or simpler explanation. If this fails, try to pinpoint the problem of your arguer's position. William D. Audio file: Monica Victor ( made an audio file of the above article for people who have visual impairments or for those who prefer to listen through their mp3 players rather than read. 10 Commandments of Logic. New Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Poster for Teachers. November 29, 2016 After posting about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs we received a number of emails from teachers inquiring about iPad apps aligned with this taxonomy.

New Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

The Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat sheet we posted awhile ago does feature a collection of educational apps for both iOS and Android (and the web), however, we went ahead and created this visual incorporating some of what we think are the best apps and tools aligned with each of the thinking levels of Bloom's digital taxonomy. Of course our selection is subjective and based entirely on our previous reviews of these apps and we are very much aware that there are several other great web tools and apps that can fit in this pyramid but due to practical limitations we only featured representative samples in each category. This poster is available for free download in PDF format from this link. The Art of Complex Problem Solving. Multiple-Intelligences. Barriers to Critical Thinking - Another Look. By Denis Korn Evaluate - Embrace - Embody I am posting once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts.

Barriers to Critical Thinking - Another Look

It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a country and as a civilization today. As an observer of the current events in our society, it is blatantly obvious that those in positions of leadership and influence – government, commerce, media and education – are suffering from “serious delusion and self-interest syndrome.” The polarization, manipulation and deterioration of our society is so insidious and pervasive that I continue to pray and yearn for our citizens, educators and leaders to embrace and embody the skills of critical thinking, truthful evaluation and discernment.

The following list of the barriers to critical thinking, common sense and rational judgment is overwhelming and intimidating to many – so in your quest to be a skilled thinker you are encouraged to overcome obstacles that will appear in your path. What is the truth? June 2011. Not atheist. WEEK THREE QUESTION. 1.


Research and post in your dashboard the definition for Critical Thinking. Write and define each skill IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Critical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making. A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately. "tical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making. . ♥.OWN WORDS. Unlearn. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.