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The Errors a Brain Can Make

I think this is pretty much exhaustive: Fallacies FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A…

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Juries Aren’t Always Stupid

In a criminal justice system based on 12 individuals not smart enough to get out of jury duty, here is a jury to be proud of: A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense’s closing statement, the lawyer, knowing that his client…

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Peace treaties are meaningless if you are the stronger one and if you force your neighbor to sign a treaty to avoid greater evil; then he signs in the same way as a person who surrenders his purse to a brigand who points his pistol at his throat.

– Francois Fénélon de la Mothe