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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Logical Fallacies

This is a great poster for anyone. Backcountry skiers, office workers, people with families and spouses. I especially like the "middle ground" fallacy because I think we're socialised to compromise even when it's not in our best interest to do so.

Why fallacies?

The Avalanche Handbook says that you should study and memorise human biases, as many avalanche accidents are rooted in decisions that were improperly influenced. Think of it this way: if someone put something in your tea, wouldn't you want to know about it?

What if you put something in your own tea and simply forgot?

Here's a link to the full-size version: