Climate Change Activism is a Clinic on Informal Fallacies

Bette Midler recently blamed “ignorant selfish climate deniers” for the uncommonly warm winter weather: Dec. 22, 2015, 63 degrees in NYC. I would like to thank the ignorant selfish climate deniers for all their goodwill toward the planet. Midler is just another in a long line of climate change activists who can’t seem to get the hang of this whole critical thinking thing. Midler’s tweet is all the more puzzling when you consider that just last year she blamed cold weather on climate change: If Read more […]

The Many Informal Fallacies of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Both sides of the same-sex marriage debate trade rather heavily in logical fallacies. Yes, I said both sides. Of particular curiosity is that they often appeal to the same informal fallacies to argue opposite sides of the argument. It’s quite odd. Don’t believe me? Here’s a sampling. Appeal to Nature For same-sex marriage: Animals exhibit homosexual behavior. Therefore it is natural. So it’s right. Against same-sex marriage: Men having sex with men isn’t natural. So it’s wrong. Appeal Read more […]