burden of proof | The Logic of Science

ss, among the scientific … Continue reading →Posted in Global Warming | Tagged Bad arguments, burden of proof, cherry picking, conflict of interest, evaluating evidence, global climate change, logical fallacies, peer-reviewed studies | 39 CommentsDon’t tell people to “Google it.” That’s your job, not theirsPosted on September 27, 2016 by Fallacy ManI spend a lot of time debating people on the internet, and, unsurprisingly, I frequently encounter people who make outlandish claims without providing any evidence to support those claims. In such situations, I typically ask them to present their sources, … Continue reading →Posted in Rules of Logic | Tagged argument from ignorance fallacies, burden of proof, logical fallacies, rules of logicAre scientists arrogant, close-minded, and dismissive?Posted on August 1, 2016 by Fallacy ManI spend a lot of time debating people who reject science, and I have observed a common tendency for people to try to dismiss scientific results by attacking scientists with accusations that they are, “arrogant,” “close-minded,” “dismissive” and don’t “take … Continue reading →Posted in Nature of Science | Tagged ad hominem fallacies, anecdotal evidence, appeal to authority fallacies, burden of proof | 27 Comments

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