Typically counted as 1/4 credit for high school students.
The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies - A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers
Doug Wilson and son N.D. have given teens an entertaining, educative, and outstanding introduction to formal logic with The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies. Each fallacy is depicted as a mythical beast, followed by anecdotes to show how each beast behaves so your teen can be sure to spot him in the wild. The absurdity of some situations and the tongue-in-cheek, mildly-rude tone will ensure that The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies is a teen favorite. From the familiar fallacies of ad hominem, circular reasoning, straw man to the unfamiliar ad misericordiam, ad baculum, and denying the antecedent, this comprehensive book, complete with illustrations as a memory aid, makes learning about informal fallacies riveting.
The beasts, however, can be a bit unnerving as one spews toxic vapor from its armpits. Another hoists his tail feathers to reveal his mirrored backside. Indelicacies aside, The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies' stories and descriptions give teens a thorough grasp of 50 informal fallacies. These are followed by a few short discussion questions and exercises. Make sure your teen can identify and exterminate the frothiest, most attractive, and deadliest fallacies with The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies.
This book teaches 50 informal fallacies, followed by a few short discussion questions and exercises. Both one and two-semester schedules are included in the back of the book.
Publisher's Information Publisher: Canon Press Authors: Douglas Wilson & N.D. Wilson Illustrator: Forrest Dickison Age Recommendation: 12+ Grade Recommendation: 7th+ Faith-Based: Yes Consumable: No Pages: 320 Lessons: 50 Size: 7" x 9" ISBN: 9781591281870 Format: Softcover Copyright: July 21, 2015 Typical High School Credits Earned: .25 credit Critical Thinking
review by Homeschool Happenings
”While studying informal fallacies your student will be entertained by engaging stories and cute, but often deviant, creatures that exemplify each fallacy.”
”They try to outdo one another in spotting and correctly identifying “real life” examples of fallacious thinking in advertising and the media, as well as in personal interactions with siblings and friends.”
”This is one of those books that ought to find a home on the shelf of every homeschooler if only as a reference, something to be pulled down and flipped through whenever an obvious bit of obnoxious illogical thinking finds its way into your ears.”