Spread the word, a simple idea to make the world a better place!

 
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12 July 2013 19:18
 

This is a riff off an earlier thread…

Some percentage of people in the world can spot a false dichotomy (or a false dilemma) when they see one.

Imagine how much better the world would be if EVERYONE could spot false dilemma arguments. For one example, you’d cut the legs out from under most politicians’ arguments.

Now we can’t get EVERYONE to learn this skill, but what if we got just a few percentage more people to learn it?

Here’s one way: get a bumper sticker that says something like:

“You either understand false dilemmas or you don’t”

or

“There are two kinds of people in the world, those who understand false dilemmas…”

Other ideas to spread the word?

 
 
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12 July 2013 20:00
 

“Stop false dichotomies now!, ask me how”

“Spot the false dichotomy” drinking games

Add a dollar to the office party fund if you’re caught using a false dichotomy

 
 
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12 July 2013 20:24
 

“Proud to be part of the excluded middle”.

 
 
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12 July 2013 21:57
 
icehorse - 12 July 2013 05:18 PM

This is a riff off an earlier thread…

Some percentage of people in the world can spot a false dichotomy (or a false dilemma) when they see one.

Other ideas to spread the word?

You do understand that half of the people in the world are of below average intelligence? 

For many of the people in the world ‘dichotomy’ might as well be a foreign language, and for most it is. 

A person who speaks 2 languages in bilingual. 
A person who speaks more than 2 languages is multilingual.
A person who speaks 1 language, is an American. 

I had a T-shirt once, with Einstein’s picture on it.  On the front was his face in blue.  On the back was the back of his head in red.  Only a few people ‘got it’. 

Too many people believe the world is black or white.

 
 
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13 July 2013 14:32
 

bardo, did you wake up with a thorn in your paw?  wink

 
 
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11 January 2014 02:36
 

“Joe’s False dichotomies”  leave the thinking to us!

 
 
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12 January 2014 15:25
 

“either / or, seldom is”