Friday, October 19, 2012

Lifehacker, October 3, 2012, Wednesday


October 3, 2012, Wednesday

Lifehacker (full article)

How to Prime Your BS Detection Skills Before the Presidential Debates

To get a grasp on fallacies and debate skills, I spoke with Sam Nelson, the director of the Speech and Debate program at Cornell University, and Senior Lecturer at Cornell's Industrial and Labor Relations School. Before we get to ways you can spot fallacies in the debates (or during any argument you might have on your own), we have to get a good idea of how a fallacy works.