(( A re-post of a blog entry I posted elsewhere a while back ))
Yesterday, a couple of co-workers were talking about current events, and one of them said ‘Well, there are two sides to every story, and I’ll listen to them both.’
This got me thinking of the assumptions inherent in such a statement, and the fallacies that can and often do appear in such discussions.
The first and most obvious potential fallacy is right in the statement itself. Two sides. Either-or.… Continue