Critical Thinking

Thinking logically is something we all can do. We find ourselves so often taken in by fallacious arguments, though. How can we identify them in others' arguments and our own thought?

Tools for Critical Thinking

Alfred Korzybski, one of the big influences of Frank Herbert, first suggested omitting "to be" from English.
I do not necessarily advocate the use of E-Prime at all times, but when looking for mistakes in reasoning, zooming in on the "is"s can make analysis easier.
Here's a CGI script that highlights "to be": [1]

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