Monday, April 10, 2006

If you're going to fake it anyway, you might as well go for broke

I was discussing the logical fallacy of False Attribution with one of my students, and we both found ourselves trespassing onto unhallowed ground. We concluded that a knowledge of the fallacy could be used for evil, as well as good... and we both admitted to sometimes faking a knowledge of factual sources in order to win an argument. Reprehensible I know, but one can't deny that faking can sometimes be fun.

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