The Fallacy Detective
Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning
Hans Bluedorn and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic - a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking.
“A cloud is 90% water. A watermelon is 90% water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon.”
This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.
-Covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques.
-Fun to use — learn skills you can use right away.
-For ages 12 through adult
-Exercises with answer key
-Includes “The Fallacy Detective Game”
-Includes Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, and Peanuts cartoons.
Yes this is an amazing educational, but fun book. I'm 13 years old, so in my world education and fun do not go together but this book totally smashes the two together.