Saturday, October 11, 2008

Does Choice Improve Life?

JibJab: "What We Call the News!"

Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice

Neil Postman: "Informing Ourselves to Death"

Jason Ohler: "Twenty-five Questions to Ask about Technology"


Have options created from technology enriched our culture?

Which is more serious, more balanced, more reliable, more authoritative - Wikipedia or TV news?

Do we control our technology or does it control us?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable"

ad hominem: Latin for "to the man." An arguer who uses ad hominems attacks the person instead of the argument. Whenever an arguer cannot defend his position with evidence, facts or reason, he or she may resort to attacking an opponent either through: labeling, straw man arguments, name calling, offensive remarks and anger.

Guilt by Association
Character Assassination

Logical Fallacies at LIM Resources