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~E-PUB ♜ The Fallacy Detective ⚉ The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for overyearsWhat is a fallacy A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning For ages twelve through adult Fun to use learn skills you can use right away Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons Includes The Fallacy Detective Game Exercises with answer key I d heard such rave reviews about this book throughout the home schooling community, but was disappointed when I finally purchased it Although I m sure there are excellent logical arguments, I was immediately turned off by what I felt was the superiority complex of the authors. This was one of the best school books ever Although the book is labeled as for ages twelve through adult and I purchased this book to teach informal logical fallacies to my high school daughters, my nine year old son read and loved it as well The book is well written in a humorous, conversational style, replete with comics that illustrate the various fallacies, and has exercises that build on and review everything covered in each section And while it is not difficult to read, the exercises are challenging, and even as an adult who ha Although the book is labeled as for ages twelve through adult and I purchased this book to teach informal logical fallacies to my high school daughters, my nine year old son read and loved it as well The book is well written in a humorous, conversational style, replete with comics that illustrate the various fallacies, and has exercises that build on and review everything covered in each section And while it is not difficult to read, the exercises are challenging, and even as an adult who had learned the fallacies before, I still failed to get a perfect score on any of them I intend to use it again next school year with my to be seventh and fifth graders It is a great curriculum choice for upper elementary through high school Reading this in class at Co op An excellent introduction to logic, I only wish that the examples were not so US centric The children are definitely learning though, and works well in a 30m class I also do a sheet of logic cartoons to go with the chapter topic v easy to find with Google, lots of great ones out there. LOL This April fools day, the joke s on me You could say I made some false assumptions about this book when I picked it out from the library, and then went recommending it at least putting it on my Education Resources book list before thoroughly reading it I was pleased to flip through and see headings on ad hominem, red herring, straw man, faulty appeal to authority, loaded question, appeal to fear, either or, etc I assumed the purpose of the book was to teach how to recognize bad reaso LOL This April fools day, the joke s on me You could say I made some false assumptions about this book when I picked it out from the library, and then went recommending it at least putting it on my Education Resources book list before thoroughly reading it I was pleased to flip through and see headings on ad hominem, red herring, straw man, faulty appeal to authority, loaded question, appeal to fear, either or, etc I assumed the purpose of the book was to teach how to recognize bad reasoning, and simply that I missed the pages in the intro and the info on the back cover , that the book s goal was to not only do this, but do it from a distinctly Christian perspective Once I realized this, I thought it would be interesting to see what, from the authors perspectives, that entailed While the book does a nice job of explaining many of the logical fallacies listed, it also displays some unintentional logical fallacies and assumptions supporting what some would label the Christian viewpoint as if there were only one on numerous controversial topics These can simply be used asopportunities for discussion, exposure to various viewpoints, and analysis of logical fallacies, if the reader catches them However, some things are presented so misleadingly for instance the characterization of the theory of evolution and it s debate as to make me have a hard time fully recommending this book A nice introduction to the fallacies, written by local, former homeschooled brothers We liked the simple, easy to read explanations of the fallacies, many of which have become a common part of our language around home Watch out, your kid may call you on a few. I did this last year, and it was a ton of fun Yay for logic P I m pretty common sense logic minded, so this is definitely my thing. Are you tired of pointless, loud arguments Do you want to know where you re going wrong with your reasoning Read this book Thank me later. this was a sumwhat boring book to me.