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This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools we give you inthis book to solve thinking problems.
-When it is dumb to argue
-Using the scientific method
-Five rules of brainstorming
-Who has a reason to lie?
-How to analyze opposin...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published May 26th 2005 by Christian Logic
(first published January 30th 2005)
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I thought the Fallacy Detective was more coherent and enjoyable. This seemed like a cornucopia of general topics relating to improvement of the mind and logic, such as brainstorming, listing pros and cons of an argument, the difference between an argument and a disagreement, and the differences between fact, inference, and opinion (my favorite parts). I may also not rate it quite as high because we took a long school break in the middle of the book, so maybe I didn't remember some of the parts w ...more
This is an enjoyable read that makes learning fun. The authors have a great sense of humor and use great sometimes real-life and sometimes just memorable far-out-there examples to teach various logic concepts. I highly recommend it as well as their other book, The Fallacy Detective, for homeschool text books on learning a Christian view of logic. They look like they are recommended for about age 13 to adult and can be self-teaching books. As a homeschool parent, I actually enjoyed reading both b ...more
I am reading through this (and discussing) with my 11-year-olds. My 7-year-old is sitting in and he's able to understand and answer, so maybe he'll be formally included! They're all really liking the lessons and think they're "funny". I like to watch the little gears in their heads turning.
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