Even a perfectly formed argument, where everything is factual, based on scientific double blind studies and extensive research, fails when a single logical fallacy is included.
Fallacies are weak links in otherwise rock solid arguments
The above image shows a typical example of how people come to believe falsehoods and, more importantly, justify their unfounded beliefs using faulty reasoning.
When little kids believe in Santa Claus, a mythical fat guy who flies around in a floating sleigh pulled by magical reindeer, we’re looking directly at the result of what can happen when critical thought is bypassed, or worse, never learned at all.
But why is logic worth learning? What is it so important?
The answer to both questions is deceptively simple..