Okay, new house rule: new stuff must appear here on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’ll do more if I can but never less often. Deal? Deal.
And today’s Nifty Link comes courtesy of LRC (as so much does these days, at least to me): The Stephen’s Guide Index of Logical Fallacies, which is not the most complete list on the planet, but for yokels like me (and perhaps you, although I’m sure you’re smarter than I am which is why you are out there living a glamorous and exciting life and I’m here typing at this stupid keyboard when I should be clearing out the monthly serials claims folder) it’s very cool indeed, with a well-defined all-text structure and complete explanations of all the most common logical fallacies I learned about when I took public speaking in college. And it’s a million times more accessible than any logic textbook I have ever encountered, which probably means that I need to read even more than I do already, which is sad enough, since reading is why I’m not living as exciting a life as you are, which brings us back to why I’m typing this here and you’re not (though you are reading it . . . hmmm . . . you may not be quite as glamorous as I’d originally thought . . . oh, heck, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt here and say that you’re exceptionally, amazingly, agonizingly glamorous and popular and brilliant, which is why I hate you to pieces and often spend my nights curled up in a ball in my apartment sobbing under the covers.)
Be warned: this page took forever to load on my PC (it’s mostly text, so I’m not sure why that should be); your mileage may vary.