Neil Tyson and the Argument From Ignorance

The frailty of the human mind: just another reason to remain skeptical. I recently found this video of Neil Tyson explaining the fallacious appeal to ignorance. As Tyson explains with his unique humor, the appeal to ignorance pervades all of human nature. The appeal to ignorance, also called the argument from ignorance or argumentum ad… Continue reading Neil Tyson and the Argument From Ignorance

Facebook & Video Games: An Introduction to the Narrative Fallacy

“I am a god. Level ten all alone!” My brother’s face glowed blue from the television as he completed another level in the Call of Duty minigame. The fact that most people sleep at 3 a.m. didn’t phase his concentration as he simultaneously killed zombies and trashed talked his friends. His confidence rose as he… Continue reading Facebook & Video Games: An Introduction to the Narrative Fallacy

Fluid Strategy

( Photo: Josh Liba on flickr) I was with some friends breakdancing the other night. At one point, a more experienced dancer was showing me what I was doing wrong in my six step. She is considerably shorter than me, and pointed this out by suggesting that I bend my knees to condense myself and… Continue reading Fluid Strategy