13 Logic Mistakes that Make Content Marketers Look Irresponsible

by Demian Farnworth
Because of the high consumer demand for content, we content marketers swoop in to fill that demand. And often because of the heavy demand of our publishing schedules, we get lazy with our arguments. We fall into logical fallacies — mistakes of reasoning — that ultimately make us look dull, careless, or just inexperienced. They make it difficult to build trust with our audiences.Read the full article

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

After it, therefore, because of it - don't simply assume that because one thing follows another, the first thing caused the second thing to happen. A classic scene from the second episode of The West Wing, where Jed Bartlett implies that the reason he lost Texas was because he believed Texans would never elect a president who spoke latin.


Critical Thinking: Slippery Slope Fallacy Example


Seinfeld: Elaine's Circular Reasoning

Seinfeld Episode The Maid, Elaine attempts to fight the phone company with circular reasoning


Straw Man and Ad Hominem Fallacies

Straw Man and Ad Hominem Fallacies


Begging the Question - Don't Be Dumb

If you've ever used the phrase "beg the question" you almost certainly used it incorrectly. Here, Josh explains it so you don't say something dumb anymore. Tune in for new episodes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! Watch More Stuff You Should Know on TestTube http://testtube.com/stuffyoushouldknow Please Subscribe to Stuff You Should Know http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=joshandchuck Watch More http://www.youtube.com/JoshAndChuck Twitter http://twitter.com/SYSKPodcast Facebook http://facebook.com/StuffYouShouldKnow Google+ http://google.com/+joshandchuck Stuff You Should Know Website http://stuffyoushouldknow.com