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Scott Weingart, MD FCCM. Podcast 180 – On Argumentation, Fallacies, and Twitter Misery. EMCrit Blog. Published on August 22, 2016. Accessed on June 9th 2023. Available at [https://emcrit.org/emcrit/argumentation/ ].
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Original Release: August 22, 2016
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Great stuff, might add two more pitfalls: (1) ego investment There is a natural tendency to become personally invested in a concept or treatment. If someone then challenges this concept, we respond in an emotional and irrational fashion, as if we were being personally attacked. (2) “winner fallacy” or “cage-match fallacy” This is the belief that if an argument continues for long enough, a “winner” with the “truth” will emerge victoriously from it. This may be valid in theoretical mathematics or physics, but it often doesn’t work in medicine. There are many topics for which insufficient evidence exists. Arguments about… Read more »
Very good emcrit podcast!!