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glashberg October 22nd, 2013 12:59pm

Have you ever taken a class in reasoning or rhetoric?

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susanr Colorado
10/22/13 1:09 pm

I had a course in logic in college in about 1965. It was one of the best courses I've ever taken.

Personally, I think a course in logic should be part of every high school's curriculum.

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glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 4:07 pm

Definitely agree, I think it would help solve a lot of communication issues in politics.

susanr Colorado
10/22/13 4:14 pm

I'd like to think so. I also advocate for a high-school course in basic statistics - about how to design ways to collect data, analyze & interpret them. I think it would help people as consumers of commercial goods (re advertising) as well as

susanr Colorado
10/22/13 4:14 pm

understanding political stuff (being able to shoot down bad analyses, & see where bias has played a part).

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/22/13 9:46 am

Yeah, it's called "life". Boom. -drops the mic-

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glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 4:07 pm

Unfortunately that doesn't doesn't seem to work for most people.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/22/13 7:16 am

I took logic, but I don't think it's really the same as you're talking about. We didn't go into the different fallacies or anything, but it did help me understand the structure of arguments.

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Ebola1 Florida
10/22/13 7:08 am

Asjleu, could you explain some of these fallacies or refer us to an easily understood reference? Why don't you post some questions about some common fallacies? Just a thought.

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glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 8:46 am

I'd have to think about how to word them. But I'll think about it.

HayleyS looking up.
10/22/13 6:39 am

No. I wish I could take it, but I don't have time for it

Ebola1 Florida
10/22/13 6:30 am

Yes and don't ever do it thinking its an easy elective.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/22/13 6:41 am

Both my kids think it's easy, well not easy but not that difficult,

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 6:44 am

It's simple concepts broken down in detail.

Ebola1 Florida
10/22/13 7:11 am

Logic 101. After the first test the prof said the TAs were "embarrassed" by the answers.

Keldeo Laverre City
10/22/13 6:29 am

I wish I had space in my schedule for stuff like that.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 6:34 am

When you get to college, it's required of a liberal arts degree.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 6:34 am

Well, I should say, some kind of philosophy is.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/22/13 6:03 am

Dang I never seen that class, I so would have taken it... But I don't think I did to bad without it... Lol

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 6:25 am

It's fascinating stuff, how often people use fallacies. They use them constantly on here... Makes me facepalm.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/22/13 6:45 am

It was an ad populum fallacy that did it. One of the more common ones here.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/22/13 6:58 am

Well people are gonna use what they can to prove they're point.. Even if it's wrong