Link of the Day: Basically, It’s the Liberal Argument Handbook

Posted on July 2, 2014 6:00 pm

[High Praise! to Bad Science]

A list of various ways you can tell if an argument is complete garbage, or at least suspect:

CARL SAGAN’S BALONEY DETECTION KIT

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3 Responses to “Link of the Day: Basically, It’s the Liberal Argument Handbook”

  1. pkudude99 says:

    I’m rather fond of Larry Correia’s “Internet Arguing Checklist” myself: http://monsterhunternation.com/2013/09/20/the-internet-arguing-checklist/

    THE LEFT WING INTERNET ARGUING CHECKLIST

    Skim until Offended
    Disqualify that Opinion
    Attack, Attack, Attack
    Disregard Inconvenient facts
    Make Sh!t Up
    Resort to Moral Equivalency
    Concern Trolling
    When all else fails, Racism!

  2. For Real Man says:

    Sad but true: “Falsifiability,” which I was always taught was the essence of scientific investigation, is starting to become very controversial — because climate change skeptics began repeatedly pointing out that a lot of pronouncements about global warming were unfalsifiable, and therefore suspect.

  3. Apostic says:

    I think Sagan coulda used this when he wrote Dragons of Eden.

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