Yesterday’s Internet firestorm is the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a high school freshman in Irving, Texas. His crime? Making a clock that school authorities feared might be perceived as a bomb by what could only be described as a willfully Continue reading What About The Delinquents?
Today’s “big headline” is the cost of Presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals, estimated by the Wall Street Journal at about $18 trillion over 10 years – enough to increase Federal spending from 20% of GDP to 30% within one Continue reading The Burden of Spending
The standard “argument from authority” fallacy is the claim “X is true because Authority A says it is”. Of course, it may be possible for X to be true and for Authority A to affirm its truth, but the two Continue reading Humility, Induction, and Logical Fallacies