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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by [Almossawi, Ali]
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“Wonderfully digestible . . . I can’t think of a better way to be taught or reintroduced to these fundamental notions of logical discourse. A delightful little book.”
Aaron Koblin, creative director, Google’s Data Arts team

“I love this illustrated book of bad arguments. A flawless compendium of flaws.”
Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey

“A whimsical, straightforward primer . . . a guide to how to strengthen—and how not to weaken—your arguments.”
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“A very good book every scientist should have. Every scholar, really.”
Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl

“This little book takes a potentially ponderous subject (logical fallacies) and makes it wonderfully entertaining.”
Omaha World-Herald

“Bad arguments, great illustrations . . . gorgeous.”
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

“[A] handsome newcomer’s guide to the world of logic . . . Almossawi and his McSweeney’s-ready artist Giraldo accessibly tackle such classic subjects as circular reasoning, false dilemma, straw man, appeal to ignorance, and genetic fallacy . . . an attractive, substantive read.”
John Wenzel, Denver Post blog

“Seriously, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments should be on every school curriculum. Twitter will be a more civil place.”
Kevin Tang, BuzzFeed.com

“A great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies . . . Pass it along to the arguers—good and bad—in your life.”
Lauren Davis, io9.com

“Now more than ever, you need this illustrated guide to bad arguments, faulty logic, and silly rhetoric.”
Dan Solomon, Fast Company magazine online

“Share [this book] with your friends. Encourage your family members to flip through it. Casually leave copies in public places.”
Jenny Bristol, GeekDad.com

“[A] wonderful primer on the logical fallacies that have been screwing up our thinking . . . since shortly after the invention of dirt.”
Ron Kretsch, DangerousMinds.net

About the Author

Ali Almossawi holds a Masters in Engineering Systems from MIT and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco, where he works as a data visualization designer for Mozilla, while continuing to collaborate with his colleagues at the MIT Media Lab. Ali's work has appeared in publications such as Wired.

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  • File Size: 15683 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: The Experiment (September 23, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 23, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M9P7JKI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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