978-0-9745315-0-2 / 9780974531502

The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Six Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, 2nd Edition


Publisher:Christian Logic



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About the book:

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 book meets the needs of parents who want a do-able text for introducing logic and critical thinking to their children.

-Fun to use -- not dry like a math textbook.

-Self-teaching -- not intimidating, starts students with skills they can use right away.

-Each lesson has exercises for students, with an answer key at the back.

-Covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques.

-Geared for ages twelve and older.

-Includes cartoons to illustrate the logical fallacies discussed, including Peanuts, Dilbert, Calvin and Hobbes.

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