Sometimes the best way to learn something is to strip it down to its most basic elements. That's exactly what we've done in this episode to help you better understand logical arguments, key to getting a high score on many standardized tests.
Host Brett Ethridge shares several revealing -- and funny! -- arguments that his 8-year-old son has made to tease out some common reasoning fallacies and help you more easily identify an argument's underlying assumption(s). After unpacking key learnings from each of his son's "simple" arguments, Brett then provides similar, more sophisticated examples that will help solidify your understanding so that you know exactly what to look for on test day.
Oh, and be sure to listen all the way to the end where Brett points out a faulty assumption in the popular Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish! After hearing Brett dissect the passage, you'll never be able to read it the same way again. Enjoy!
A DOSE OF MOTIVATION
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” — Isaac Asimov