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“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey
The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!
Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle).
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 from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
Wikipedia Article Summaries on Each Page
I found the logical fallacies here are no better explained than just reading the first paragraph of each fallacy's Wikipedia article. The value of this book to me is that it selects a few of the most popular ones (the Wikipedia "List of fallacies" article is quite long).
The cartoons, although very well drawn, aren't very good at illustrating the logical fallacy they're meant to represent. Many of them feel like they were doodled randomly and it was up to the author to find a way to make them fit with the page's material.
I feel like this book is a missed opportunity. With cutesy animal illustrations, simplified vocabulary, and more relevant examples, this could've been a great gift to give to a kid.
110 of 123 people found the following review helpful.
Not for kids
By Andrew Felsher
This book is awful. My sister read it to my niece. Said niece has yet to make a single logical statement, even though she never committed any fallacies before being exposed to this book.
Obviously, this must be because the book is defective. There are no other explanations.
Therefore, we can conclude that the author intends to ruin children's minds, setting us down a slippery slope towards a world of mindless zombies.
In any case, my dad - a tenured professor of Something Unrelated at Prestigious University - says that we can safely ignore this book, as Ali Almossawi is clearly a silly man.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Insight into Amazon's Kindle book pricing.
By Walter E. Obrien
The book is okay as it goes. Good presentation of logical fallacies. Drawings? Eh.
I saw the book first at one of the author's sites and decided to buy it.
When I saw that it was nearly $8.00, I had second thoughts, but bought it anyhow.
What this did show me was how Amazon rips people off when it comes to the pricing of their books, especially their Kindle books.
From the author's site.
Hardcover version retail price. $16.99
Printing, binding, freight and all of the things you'd expect for a publisher to pay for a hardcover book - $6.50
Distribution - Storage, freight in (wait, I thought the publisher was paying freight), Then you get - Amazon commission, subscription fee (whatever that is), referral fee (another what is that), and closing fee (whatever that is) - $6.00.
Author - $3.00
Profit - Doesn't say if that's his profit, or Amazon's profit, but let's assume that's his. $1.49.
So the author is getting $4.49 and Amazon is getting $3.51 on an $8.00 book.
There's NO printing costs since it's not printed. $6.50
There's NO storage, shipping, labeling, etc. So what's the $6.00 for?
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