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Catch Fallacies with Truth Tables (Part 2)

Season 1, Episode 58

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    Here’s a shortcut to test arguments’ formal validity without drawing truth tables, just by showing if an argument’s conclusion can be false while its premises are true. Let’s see how to do this with the following argument: “If molecules-to-man evolution is true, then we can observe it directly or...

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