As the Worm Turns

The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi (Experiment, $14.95). Have you stumbled into one too many irrational debates? This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic. Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short--plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas.

Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn't believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn't like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere -which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

Lee Myers will facilitate the discussion.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
ISBN: 9781615192250
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

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