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Conclusion:Vaccinate Against the Hype

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

—ELBERT HUBBARD

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so greatthat it would have taken many men many months to equal it.

—ANONYMOUS

Logical Fallacies

It’s a harsh world out there, with innocent exaggerations and deliberate lies, overenthusiasm and snake oil salesmanship, confusing statistics and insider’s jargon, and the human desire to believe and the tendency to distort. To help equip you for the battle, here are a number of fallacies that you should watch out for, both in your own logic and in what you see and hear. Armed with clearer sight, you should be able to better anticipate the ...

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