“Three — it’s the magic number.”

I wish every high school in America taught three things.  Actually, I wish every high school in America taught a lot of things, but these are the things I am focusing on right now:

  1. A basic rundown of logical fallacies, but especially the straw man argument, the false dichotomy, and the sunk costs fallacy;
  2. An understanding of apophenia; and
  3. The meaning of cognitive dissonance.

It would utterly change political, social and religious discourse in this country.

If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, then Google them.  I swear they’re easy to understand, even if they sound a little esoteric.  I’m like half an imbecile, and I totally get them.

 

 

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3 thoughts on ““Three — it’s the magic number.”

  1. PorterGirl says:

    Also teach them how to make a proper cup of tea. When a society has proper tea, it shall thrive. Possibly.

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