Saturday, August 29, 2015

5 Crazy Things that Don't, By Themselves and without Considering their Content or Meaning, Constitute Rational Arguments or News or even Reputable Information despite many Poor Saps' Fervent Wishes to the Contrary

  • Hyperbole (e.g. within titles)
  • Bulleted lists
  • Fox News
  • Graphs, plots and figures without context
  • Disdain
  • Willful, blatant misuse of statistics and/or basic principles of counting in order to mislead audiences into thinking that math unnecessary words = more thought

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