Nov 26, 2011

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Critical Thinking in an Age of Deceit

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11/26/2011

Taking time off this weekend. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

John’s extended boralogue details efforts of European elites to convert their current crisis into a United States of Europe. A key principle is to remember that political power always follows a shift in monetary power.

Following the boralogue, we’ll air the address John gave at the Strategic Trends Conference entitled, “Critical Thinking in an Age of Deceit.”

Critical Thinking in an Age of Deceit – 45 min.

Critical Thinking in an Age of Deceit – 45 min.This DVD contains the speech that John gave at the Strategic Perspectives conference in November 2011.

Critical thinking is a lost art. John details how to spot the dialectic postmodern mode of thinking and how to combat it in a world of deception.

This DVD also contains “Moment of Truth”. The president of P.F.S. Group James Puplava, details the coming financial crisis.

Available on DVD, MP4 and MP3 Download.

 

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Nov 23, 2011

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Fallacy of the Week – Faulty Appeal to Authority

Faulty Appeal to Authority _ the endorsement of a position or statement simply based on the social stature of the person making it.

(Opposite of the ad hominem fallacy)

Example:

“My uncle says the earth is flat. He has a PhD in geophysics”.

Not every appeal to authority is faulty. Credible experts in almost every field have proven theories by research and diligent study. However, credentialing by itself doesn’t have bearing on the factual status of a claim.

Some experts are well versed in their area of research, but not in others. For example, it would be unwise to take serious medical advice from someone who never studied it but was highly credentialed in another field.

It’s also wise to take into consideration the worldview of the person stating the claim. What a person thinks is directly connected to how they think. Strong evidence can be pushed aside when it conflicts with one’s worldview.

Usually, with a faulty appeal to authority, the opponent doesn’t have a well informed grasp of the subject at hand and thus you encounter some mention of a “higher” power. Since the “expert” isn’t there to give his evidence and the premise is lofty; the argument becomes moot. This really should be classified as a red herring attempt.

You don’t need alphabet soup behind your name to know the truth. Stay informed and don’t get distracted by a false appeal to authority.

 

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Fallacy of the Week – Genetic Fallacy

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Nov 19, 2011

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Transforming Crisis into Transnational Technocracies

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11/19/2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

As economic protests rage around the world, protestors don’t seem to notice their complaints are being ignored as new paradigm changes under way driven by the same elites that got them into their problems in the first place.

The new forms of government are transnational socialist technocracies where we will be ruled by hoards of faceless, unelected bureaucrats in all areas of life. New rights are promised and old rights are being allowed to die. Two guests joins us today to discuss this.

First John Fonte from the Hudson Institute (www.hudson.org) is author of the book, “Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Rule by Others?”

Then Carl Teichrib (www.forcingchange.org) rejoins to explain the emerging technocracy in Europe and what this means for that continent and the United States.

John’s extended boralogue reflects on the attitudes of the first Pilgrims and how their attitudes can get us through the turbulent changes of this decade.

 

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Nov 17, 2011

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Fallacy of the Week – False Analogy

False Analogy _ drawing a comparison between things that are similar in trivial ways, but not at all pertaining to the argument being made.

Example:

“People entering the workforce today are like nails; they can hold your company together only if you hit them on the head first.”

This fallacy often shows up in the form of an outlandish word picture intended to evoke an emotional response. Logically, the wordplay doesn’t make sense especially if a point is being made.

The power of analogy is to simplify a premise by drawing a comparison to an object, person or scenario. The error of false analogy is in twisting the semantics to arrive at a different meaning. Even more dangerous is one in which the argument produces a purely emotional result.

 

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Fallacy of the Week – Faulty Appeal to Authority

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