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Dr. Michael C. Labossiere, the author of a Macintosh tutorial named Fallacy Tutorial Pro 3.0, has kindly agreed to allow the text of his work to appear on the Nizkor site, as a Nizkor Feature. It remains © Copyright 1995 Michael C. Labossiere, with distribution restrictions -- please see our copyright notice. If you have questions or comments about this work, please direct them both to the Nizkor webmasters (webmaster@nizkor.org) and to Dr. Other sites that list and explain fallacies include: Constructing a Logical Argument Description of Fallacies In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. There are two main types of arguments: deductive and inductive. A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.

Romanticism Defining Romanticism[edit] Basic characteristics[edit] Defining the nature of Romanticism may be approached from the starting point of the primary importance of the free expression of the feelings of the artist. The importance the Romantics placed on untrammelled feeling is summed up in the remark of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich that "the artist's feeling is his law".[7] To William Wordsworth poetry should be "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings".[8] In order to truly express these feelings, the content of the art must come from the imagination of the artist, with as little interference as possible from "artificial" rules dictating what a work should consist of. Not essential to Romanticism, but so widespread as to be normative, was a strong belief and interest in the importance of nature.

Fallacies  A fallacy is a kind of error in reasoning. The list of fallacies contains 209 names of the most common fallacies, and it provides brief explanations and examples of each of them. Fallacies should not be persuasive, but they often are. Fallacies may be created unintentionally, or they may be created intentionally in order to deceive other people. The vast majority of the commonly identified fallacies involve arguments, although some involve explanations, or definitions, or other products of reasoning. Sometimes the term "fallacy" is used even more broadly to indicate any false belief or cause of a false belief. Highway patrol gave feds Missouri weapon permits data - Columbia Daily Tribune : News 14 Remaining Thanks for visiting The Columbia Daily Tribune . You're entitled to view 15 free articles every 30 days. Then, if you enjoy our site and want full access, we'll ask you to purchase an affordable subscription. 14 Remaining Thanks for visiting The Columbia Daily Tribune . You're entitled to view 15 free articles every 30 days, and you currently have 14 remaining. Then, if you enjoy our site and want full access, we'll ask you to purchase an affordable subscription.

This is how far human radio broadcasts have reached into the galaxy Posted By Emily Lakdawalla Topics: fun, scale comparisons, stars and galaxies The other day, I was playing around with stumbleupon and came across this photo, which -- well, it speaks for itself. Wow. edutopia Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator. Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes." Ancien Régime This article is about the administrative, judicial, and ecclesiastic structures of the Kingdom of France in the pre-revolutionary period. For a general history of France in this period, see Early modern France. For the political history of France in this period, see Kingdom of France.

Wiltshire shooting: Solicitor James Ward who was blasted in the head with a sawn-off shotgun as he sat in his office has died after three weeks in hospital Married father-of-three James Ward, 58, died in hospital surrounded by his familyProperty developer Michael Chudleigh had already been charged with attempted murderPolice say they will work with Crown Prosecution Service to ensure charges reflect Mr Ward's death By Helen Lawson Published: 16:32 GMT, 23 July 2012 | Updated: 16:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 A solicitor who was shot in the head at his firm's offices in Devizes has died of his injuries with his family by his side. James Ward, 58, was shot by property developer Michael Chudleigh with a sawn-off shotgun on Monday July 2. Mr Ward, who is the principal solicitor of the Morris, Goddard & Ward firm, suffered life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol.

Report: there is no 97 percent global warming consensus The vaunted scientific consensus around manmade global warming may be exaggerated, according to a study by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. A May 2013 report by climate scientist John Cook and fellow researchers found that among “abstracts expressing a position on [manmade global warming], 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.” This is misleading, writes Andrew Montford of GWPF, since the methodology of Cook’s report reveals that the researchers cast such a wide net to create the 97 percent consensus that it encompasses people who don’t believe in catastrophic global warming. To be part of the “consensus” one need only agree that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and that human activities have warmed the planet “to some unspecified extent” — both of which are uncontroversial points. Montford points out that there are two possible ways one can view of the “consensus” around manmade global warming. “So the question is not whether we need to act.

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and pretentious, and exposes unsupported arguments. Students enjoy learning the skill because they immediately see how it gives them more control. Yet critical thinking is simple: It is merely the ability to understand why things are they way they are and to understand the potential consequences of actions.

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