Why Do People Fall For Fake News?

This is worth a read . . . . and some thought. Has your mind been hijacked by your political convictions, i.e., you’re prone to rationalization, or do you fail to exercise your critical faculties, i.e., are you mentally lazy? Or is it something else?? Think about it! Gordon Pennycook and David Rand penned an interesting article in the New York Times.  You can read the article by clicking HERE.

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The Impact of Critical Skills on America (#3 in Series)

The “Truth of the Matter” As described in post #2 of this series, any logical argument that will lead valid results depends upon the truth and validity of the information upon which the hypothesis is based. In other words, for a conclusion to be true and valid, the information that forms the hypothesis must be […]

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The Impact of Critical Skills on America (#2 in Series)

The Impact of Critical Skills on America (#2 in Series) Two simple letters, “P” and “Q” with an arrow in between have powerful implications for politics. What does this expression mean? This is one of the simplest expressions in logic, and it is called a conditional proposition. It means, “P” implies “Q.” It can also […]

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