bullshit detector

I thought of an idea a while back and I try to use it and write about it as I go along:

I call it: The Bullshit Detector.

No single approach makes up development of your Bullshit Detector. As Bullshit comes in many forms you need proper defenses for each type, depending on the situation.

If you use a single system, such as “Logical Fallacies” for your bullshit detector for example, you will miss the bullshit within logic.

If you use “doesn’t seem right” and stop there, sometimes that’s enough for personal protection, although it limits the ability to explain it to others.

If you mainly appeal to authority (Science says, Statistics show, Officials say, etc), you miss out on the bullshit within those systems.

So a good bullshit detector requires many weapons.

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