Voices from the Dark: Mistaken Ideas

E23: Mistaken Ideas #5, Featuring the Appeal to Authority (Theatrical Cut)

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark series Mistaken Ideas, the inimitable Evgeni and I sit down for some beers at the Soul Cat bar in Neukoelln, Berlin. For the most part, we discuss the Appeal to Authority fallacy, which we both found to be quite simple, so we also discussed some of the several other Appeals fallacies such as the Appeal to Faith, the Appeal to Fear, and the Appeal to Celebrity, which all basically have the same form. Since it was a full moon, the Hunter’s Moon to be exact, things get a bit strange and we go off on tangents that include Back to the Future, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Evgeni’s obsession with looking at the moon every night and of course, black magic..Needless to say, the Bulgarian Philosopher and I are in rare form. It was a good night and the atmosphere was great. Soul Cat was a comfortable place to record. The beer was good and the music was soulful, as you might expect. Below are some pictures from the night (sorry, no selfies!).

Pictured above: One instance where the Appeal to Authority is not a fallacy

The bar at Soul Cat

Wall decorations at Soul Cat

Lighting at Soul Cat

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E16: Mistaken Ideas #4, and Music by Joey Steel and Co.

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In this episode we have installment number four of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series. Evgeni and I explore the Biased Sample fallacy, giving examples. During the show we realize that the Hasty Generalization is a closely related fallacy, so we discuss that as well. We also try to come up with hybrid fallacies in the ongoing Hybrid Fallacy Challenge.

This is the first episode of Voices from the Dark to be aired live on radiobandlarga.it in collaboration with RBL Berlin. This episode was recorded on September 18th, 2018 and aired live on RBL Berlin on September 24th. Come visit us for the next one as we air live on Sundays at 4 pm in Neukoelln at LaBettolab.

The episode also features music from the talented artist Joey Steel. The man has many cool projects and a lot to say. He’s also a good friend of mine. The tracks featured in this episode are listed below, along with where you can purchase music. Thanks Joey!

  • Murder of Bros from the 2017 album Shirime by Skull Caster
  • Decolonize Your Mind from the 2017 album Social Immolation by All Torn Up
  • Iron Leaves from the 2018 Demo by Cop/Out

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E14: Mistaken Ideas #3, Featuring the False Precision and Splitting Hairs Fallacies

This episode features the third installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a show about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is my good friend and fellow philosopher, wizard and totem, Evgeni Klisarov. Today’s episode picks up from where we left off Episode 12, which featured the Fallacy of the Horns and the Red Herring fallacy, moving on to the False Precision and Splitting Hairs fallacies.

We introduce a new fallacies book, How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie. We site examples of both fallacies from this book. I share my own example of the Splitting Hairs fallacy, and Evgeni shares his example of the False Precision fallacy.

Additionally, Evgeni shares his ideas about the importance of learning fallacies, as well as his ideas about the psychological and unconscious motivations behind both intentional and unintentional fallacies. He also shares some advice for listeners on the best way to call out fallacies in conversation. There is definitely a co-host vibe going on, and I hope that Evgeni finds the time to join me again.

As usual I invite listeners to tweet examples of all fallacies discussed on the podcast to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle (@Voices_Dark) which I will read on the show. Get involved! I still need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to help produce. Enjoy!

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E12: Mistaken Ideas #2, Featuring the Fallacy of the Horns and Red Herring

This episode features the second installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a show about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is myself, a self-proclaimed philosopher, wizard and totem. Today we pick up from where we left off on Episode 11.

I talk about the upcoming Voices from the Dark Dirty Dozen Party which I will announce here and on social media at a later date. You’re all invited, so stay tuned! I discuss the fallacy from the previous episode (Fallacy of the Horns), this episode’s fallacy (Red Herring) and a preview of next episode’s fallacy (Fake Precision).

I invite listeners to tweet examples of these fallacies to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle @Voices_Dark which I will read on the show. Get involved! I also give some updates about upcoming collaborations and changes to the show. And as usual, I need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to produce. Enjoy!

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E11: Mistaken Ideas #1, Introduction Featuring the Fallacy of the Horns

This episode features the first installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a series about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is myself, a self-proclaimed philosopher, wizard and totem. We discuss the goals of the series, my favorite fallacy and even define some terms. Enjoy!

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