Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pop-Up Fallacies #02 – Obama and the Death of Osama bin Laden (9.5 LPM) - Gnostic Media

The Trivium is a long-accepted method of learning that has been removed from our educational system. It is comprised of three parts: 1)Grammar (Knowledge) - gathering of facts and data to answer the questions Who? What? When? Where? 2)Logic (Understanding) - answers the question Why? and 3) Rhetoric (Wisdom) - answers the question How? and gives us the application of what has been learned.

Especially has the Logic portion been removed from today's educational system leaving our children with provided facts and another's interpretation, rhetoric, of those facts - teaching our children what to think rather than how to think.

Learning Logic would include learning about fallacies, the falsities or deceptions that can be associated with facts and data to produce a faulty conclusion, which is necessary if one is to become an independent thinker.

If you are new to the idea of the Trivium may this short video be an enjoyable introduction to the world of fallacies, prompting a desire to learn more. If you are familiar with the Trivium, test your own ability to identify the fallacies. And be sure to check out the other work of Jan Irvin.

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