"The power to respond to reason and truth exists
in all of us.
Unfortunately so does the tendency to respond to
unreason and falsehood - particularly
in those cases where the falsehood
evokes some enjoyable emotion, or where the appeal to
unreason strikes some answering
in the primitive, subhuman
depths of our being." - Aldous Huxley
"It's always amazing to me to hear an
intelligent, articulate, rational person come to an absurd conclusion. This
usually results when starting with an incorrect premise." - Paul Moser
a treacherous or
mercy flows continually
you're asleep and can't see it.
The sleeper's robe goes on drinking
frantically hunts mirages in dreams
And runs continually here and
"There'll be water further on, I know!"
this false thinking that blocks him
the path that leads to himself.
By always saying, "Further
He's become estranged from "here":
Because of a
He's driven from reality."
Conceptual images of reality
Worldviews are familiar within
a given community but vary across tribal,
Individuals, conditioned by their
tribal, religious, cultural and
sociological experiences, may perceive
unexperienced modes of behavior as alien.
The evolution of the
individual personality will be affected by behavioral traits of individuals
with whom the original personality spends time.
Behaviors will be
appropriated in both directions due to mirror neurons and
subconscious human mimicry.
It is during this
time of close personal interaction between individuals that fallacies are
spread within the bounds of a given social group.
Fallacies survive and
continue to spread even after individuals realize they are
Sociologists call the process
within the group in which fallacies are spread as a micro-macro disconnect.
hears a fallacy, and testing the waters, spreads the fallacy for feedback
Unfortunately at the
macro level within the echo chamber of the entire social culture the fallacy
continues to reverberate and spread - crushing the truth.
A spreading fallacy is a
lot like an epidemic disease.
Computer models of a disease can be
adapted, with remarkably few modifications, to study the
paradox of persistent fallacies.
always give way to the cold hard truth of
fallacies achieve an equilibrium.
if too many
fallacies have been built -
one on top of the
other - then social cohesion will collapse as
fallacies are mutable.
belong within the range of a well-defined group by age, race,
As individuals age,
or gain more experience,
they cease to
believe the fallacy but are replaced, through aging or societal shifts, by
a new crop of fallacy spreaders.
Most of the fallacies spread amongst the
unsuspecting are originally spread by those in power.
To have a
clear understanding of reality outside of personal experience it is necessary
for to have an unbiased and accurate
information about what is happening outside our personal environment.
People are not born with an extensive knowledge base of
the knowledge base of reality grows with personal experience any knowledge that
we have not personally experienced is entirely dependent on the information
given which must be correlated, shifted through, thought about, accepted and/or
When we have been
given false information we will hold a false image of that part of reality
which resides outside of personal experience.
through think tanks are
spewing fallacies to distract,
Vested interests would like
us to accept the marketing spiel
of wetiko which disables intellectual functions with
a viral disease based in
viral fallacy inundates us with a ponerologic vision that
physically shifts our
consciousness into a false reality.
Only our ability to collectively
gaze beyond the Veil of Cognitive Blindness
will free us from the false
reality we now inhabit.
"An important scientific innovation rarely makes
its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does
happen is that the opponents gradually die out."- Max Planck
"A partial truth is
plausible, because there is evidence to support it.
And hence, it is easy
to assume that it is the total truth.
Partial truth or half truths are
often more insidious than total falsehoods. Total falsehoods can be easily
exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are
less likely to be accepted as the total truth."
- Samuel Phillips
Huntington, American political scientist
|table of fallacious logical
|| "He that is not with me is
mankind is inherently
|| the idea that mankind is inherently
|fallacy of composition
|| if A equals X
and B is composed of A's then B equals X
definition fails to make clear the
|| there will never be enough food to feed
|| new technologies will solve
|fallacy of formality
|| all (p) is
® and all (q) is ® therefore all (p) is (q)
|fallacy of division
|| A is a part
of X so all parts of A are parts of X
|fallacy of personification
|| the tendency
to attribute human characteristics
the Creator and Sustainer
explanation of a phenomenon
doesn't actually explain anything significant
|| consuming things is good for
and therefore good for America
|| emphasis is used to
suggest an understanding
different from the content of the
|| there is a
fixed amount of work in an economy
to be divided up among the total supply
|| making work is a strategy employed by all
of workers in an attempt to appear busy and
|| characterized by misuse of
logical operators to distract from the fallacy or invalidity of the
|| a written
work's (possibly unsuccessful) attempt to convey
a perspective state by writing in a manner
that attempts to reenact that state (successful attempts
Far Tortuga, Fanny
evidence that would undermine
the conclusion is excluded from consideration leading to
"You can prove anything with
|| a statistical generalization that is usually, but
not always, true
|| the incorrect
belief that the outcome of any particular event in a series of independent
events whose outcome has a fixed probability is influenced by the outcomes of
previous events in that series
1) making an induction,
2) promptly forgetting the induction is
3) blaming the sample rather than inductive error when observed
phenomenon differ from
randomly-distributed data by cluster.
|| ascribing a
cause where none exists in situations where natural fluctuations exist while
failing to account for these natural fluctuations.
|| There is a
qualitative difference between a system that is at B, and a system that has
been at B, gone to A, and then come back to B again. The former is pre-A, the
latter is trans-A. To an untrained eye, the vehicle looks the same but after
driving through the desert the windshield and paint now have more pits from
|| as we,
individually, have so little control over events we assume that events occur
randomly and are not steered
by human means
|| even though we have been conditioned by our
environment and circumstances - parents, school, church, media, state, social
status, income - we fail to recognize our own
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