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130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) - Empowerment and Self-Defense

Written by Brett Veinotte Subject: Education: Government Schools
Topic: Richard Grove and Tony Myers from join me for a general introduction to the series on logical fallacies. Our discussion covers how fallacies fit into the larger picture of critical thinking principles and the trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric). We also talk about the recent Republican debates, identifying techniques used by certain candidates. And the primary benefits of learning logic: 1. SELF DEFENSE: If you are a young person, targets are all over you; many different interests are trying to influence your values and actions. 2. PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT Effective communication, logical organization of thoughts and freedom from contradictions. Bumper Music: "Mohammad's Radio" Wareen Zevon Look Closer: Logical Fallacies Basics Mission: Mind Control (ABC NEWS SPECIAL, 1979 The Century of Self 1 - Happiness Machines I'M OK YOU'RE NOT OK Is Kony 2012 a propaganda campaign? History...So It Doesn't Repeat James Corbett - Skeptical on Syria: 'Media reports framed & manipulated' Trivium Richard Grove's Show-Notes: Logic Saves Lives / School Sucks episode 130 Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"