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Dermablend Professional- Tattoo Cover Up Makeup: Go Beyond The Cover - YouTube

How do you judge a book? Visit http://www.gobeyondthecover.com to learn more. Song: "There Is Hope" Zoo Brazil feat. Rasmus Kellerman Copyright 2011 - Dermab...
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Bias

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Seinfeld-"These Pretzels are making me Thirsty" Scene

from The Alternate Side episode
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Tone.

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The Fallacy Project: Examples of fallacies from advertising, politics, and popular culture.

A collection of clips from various sources illustrating 8 common fallacies in arguments, with a brief description following each clip explaining why it is a ...
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This clip uses news reports, commercials, and entertaining TV shows to give examples and briefly analzye multiple fallacies.

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Daily Show: Hodgman - Immigrant Disease

Daily Show: Hodgman - Immigrant Disease | Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
John Hodgman reports on illegal immigrants and leprosy... In this country... Incredible.
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The fail is strong with this one...

 

Can you find...?

1.  False appeal to authority (or just making up authority figures?)

2.  False facts

3.  Non-sequiters (a conclusion that "doesn't follow" or make sense)

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Help Kickstart World War III!

President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help! Subscribe! http://bit.ly/14OoHzu Written by John Loos Staring Brianna Bake...
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A lack of critical thinking... barriers to critical thinking... all in one great spoof.
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George Carlin - Euphemisms

In the age when torture has become "enhanced interrogation techniques"; when the rich are "job creators"; when murdered children are "collateral damage"; it ...
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Test Your Awareness: Do The Test

How many passes does the team in white make? Test your awareness and Do the Test! TFL cycling safetly advert! Count the number of passes the White team makes...
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Do you see the whole picture or just the parts you want (or are told) to see?

 

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Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

After it, therefore, because of it - don't simply assume that because one thing follows another, the first thing caused the second thing to happen. A classic...
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From The Skeptic's Dictionary, "The post hoc ergo propter hoc(after this therfefore because of this) fallacy is based up the mistaken notion that simply because one thing happens after another, the first event was a cause of the second event. Post hoc reasoning is the basis for mnay superstitions..."

http://skepdic.com/posthoc.html

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Friends - Joey and the Fridge

Comedy moment in the popular show Friends when Joeys fridge breaks.
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So it's Rachel's fault?

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