"In a deeper sense fallacies, if scientific, are
often as useful as truths,
because they open new and unexpected fields for
running away in terror was asked what had created the terror.
stated, 'The authorities are taking camels for
he was told, 'You are not a camel and do not even look like one!'
answered, 'If a false witness were to state that I was a camel,
work for my release?' - Saadi of Shiraz
"The power to respond to reason and truth exists
in all of us.
But so, unfortunately, does the tendency to respond to
unreason and falsehood - particularly in those cases where the falsehood evokes
some enjoyable emotion, or where the appeal to
unreason strikes some answering chord
in the primitive, subhuman depths
of our being." - Aldous Huxley
"It's always amazing to me to hear an
intelligent, articulate, rational person come to an absurd conclusion. This
usually results when starting with an incorrect premise." - Paul Moser
a treacherous or
"After being taught from childhood that America is
above reproach in all ways, many Americans
find it impossible to believe that our government can be corrupted, our
elections can be stolen, our culture can be corrosive.
This is the most
frightening aspect of all: Sometimes, the American people don't want to know.
We label stories that don't conform to our image of ourselves as false
or mean-spirited or even treasonous.
Sadly, when our leaders are
corrupt and the media is owned, there is no one left to tell us that we're
being unreasonable or unfair, or even that we're being victimized.
We're left to figure it out on our own, as
tragedies strike: a son lost in Iraq, a
home destroyed by
Hurricane Katrina, a
health insurance policy canceled, a
Eventually we'll understand, but by then the America we
believe in may be lost." - Catherine A. McCallum
mercy flows continually
asleep and can't see it.
The sleeper's robe goes on drinking river
While he frantically
hunts mirages in dreams
And runs continually here and there
"There'll be water further on, I know!"
false thinking that blocks him
the path that leads to himself.
By always saying, "Further on!"
He's become estranged from
Because of a false fantasy
He's driven from
Conceptual images of
Worldviews are familiar within a given community but vary
across tribal, religious, cultural and
Individuals, conditioned by their
tribal, religious, cultural and
sociological experiences, may perceive
unexperienced modes of behavior as alien.
The evolution of the
individual personality will be affected by behavioral traits of each of the
individuals with whom the original personality spends time.
will be appropriated in both directions due to
mirror neurons and
subconscious human mimicry.
It is during this
time of close personal interaction between individuals that fallacies are
spread within the bounds of a given social group.
Fallacies survive and
continue to spread even after individuals realize they are
Sociologists call the process
within the group in which fallacies are spread as a micro-macro disconnect.
hears a fallacy, and testing the waters, spreads the fallacy for feedback
Unfortunately at the
macro level within the echo chamber of the entire social culture the fallacy
continues to reverberate and spread - crushing the truth.
A spreading fallacy is a
lot like an epidemic disease.
Computer models of a disease can be
adapted, with remarkably few modifications, to study the paradox of persistent fallacies.
always give way to the cold hard truth of
fallacies achieve an equilibrium.
if too many
fallacies have been built -
one on top of the
other - then social cohesion will collapse as
fallacies are mutable.
belong within the range of a well-defined group by age,
As individuals age,
or gain more experience,
they cease to
believe the fallacy but are replaced, through aging or societal shifts, by
a new crop of fallacy spreaders.
Most of the fallacies spread amongst the
unsuspecting are originally spread by those in power.
To have a
clear understanding of reality outside of personal experience it is necessary
for to have an unbiased and accurate
information about what is happening outside our personal environment.
People are not born with an extensive knowledge base of
the knowledge base of reality grows with personal experience any knowledge that
we have not personally experienced is entirely dependent on the information
given which must be correlated, shifted through, thought about, accepted and/or
When we have been
given false information we will hold a false image of that part of reality
which resides outside of personal experience.
through think tanks are
spewing fallacies to distract,
Vested interests would like
us to accept the marketing spiel
of wetiko which disables intellectual functions with
a viral disease based in
viral fallacy inundates us with a ponerologic vision that
physically shifts our
consciousness into a false reality.
Only our ability to collectively
gaze beyond the Veil of Cognitive Blindness
will free us from the
false reality we now inhabit.
"An important scientific innovation rarely makes
its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does
happen is that the opponents gradually die out."- Max Planck
"A partial truth is
plausible, because there is evidence to support it.
And hence, it is easy
to assume that it is the total truth.
Partial truth or half truths are often more insidious than total
falsehoods. Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing
exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the
- Samuel Phillips Huntington, American political
|table of fallacious logical
|| "He that is not with me is
mankind is inherently
|| the idea that mankind is inherently
|fallacy of composition
|| if A equals X
and B is composed of A's then B equals X
definition fails to make clear the
|| there will never be enough food to feed
|| new technologies will solve mankinds
|fallacy of formality
|| all (p) is
® and all (q) is ® therefore all (p) is (q)
|fallacy of division
|| A is a part
of X so all parts of A are parts of X
|fallacy of personification
|| the tendency
to attribute human characteristics
the Creator and Sustainer
explanation of a phenomenon
doesn't actually explain anything significant
|| consuming things is good for the
and therefore good for America
|| emphasis is used to
suggest an understanding
different from the content of the
|| there is a
fixed amount of work in an economy
to be divided up among the total supply
|| making work is a strategy employed by all
of workers in an attempt to appear busy and
|| characterized by misuse of
logical operators to distract from the fallacy or invalidity of the
|| a written
work's (possibly unsuccessful) attempt to convey
a perspective state by writing in a manner
that attempts to reenact that state (successful attempts
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evidence that would undermine
the conclusion is excluded from consideration leading to
"You can prove anything with
|| a statistical generalization that is usually, but
not always, true
|| the incorrect
belief that the outcome of any particular event in a series of independent
events whose outcome has a fixed probability is influenced by the outcomes of
previous events in that series
1) making an induction,
2) promptly forgetting the induction is
3) blaming the sample rather than inductive error when observed
phenomenon differ from
randomly-distributed data by cluster.
|| ascribing a
cause where none exists in situations where natural fluctuations exist while
failing to account for these natural fluctuations.
|| There is a
qualitative difference between a system that is at B, and a system that has
been at B, gone to A, and then come back to B again. The former is pre-A, the
latter is trans-A. To an untrained eye, the vehicle looks the same but after
driving through the desert the windshield and paint now have more pits from
|| as we,
individually, have so little control over events we
assume that events occur randomly and
are not steered by human
|| even though we have been conditioned by our
environment and circumstances - parents, school, church, media, state, social
status, income - we fail to recognize our own
back to stacks
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