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The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning Paperback – 4 April 2015

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Logic; 4 edition (4 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097453157X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974531571
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 445 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars206 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love your book! I never knew how much fun logic was until I read your book. P.S. I am 12 years old. --Paul Muenster, student

I'm always delighted when two sides that seem mutually opposed come together in harmonious agreement. I'm even more delighted when I've taken one of those sides. In this case, I write of the efforts of Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn, brothers from Iowa who advocate homeschooling and create educational materials from a Christian worldview. The fruit of the latest Bluedorn effort is a short text, The Fallacy Detective, designed to be a primer in logic for older children, specifically homeschooled Christian children, though the book is intended for anyone who wants to explore the subject. . . . I find it wonderful that the Bluedorns, among others, are actively reinvigorating the religious world with a healthy dose of independent thought . . . --Andrew C. Thomas, The Tech (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

My family and I are really enjoying your book. Even my youngest son, who is eight, enjoys attempting to answer the questions. Your book was a great introduction to another program that I had purchased. Going directly into that program probably would have bored my children to tears but now they are interested in the concepts of logic. My children became instantly attracted to the program because of the the comic segments but later couldn't put it down. --LaVera, MD, parent

About the Author

In 1999 Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn decided to try to turn their interest in logic into a livelihood by starting FallacyDetective.com. Since then, they have written two books on logic for children and adults, The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox.

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