One Less Myth

Challenging Important Ideas

We all have gaps
in our knowledge

Those gaps can harm others

Challenging our own ideas is required
for learning and reducing harm

Myths

Which of these myths or fallacies do you believe are true?

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You can reject an idea if it comes from a terrible person


Ad Hominem Fallacy

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It isn't racist to say "all lives matter"


All Lives Matter

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Policing doesn't have a racism problem


Are Cops Racist?

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We can rely on authorities


Argument from Authority

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The January 20th protestors at the capitol were patriots


Capitol Insurrection

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CRT teaches kids white guilt


Critical Race Theory

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Abortion is murder


Ethics and Abortion

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Politicians who change their stance are always just following public sentiment


Evaluating Politicians

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Corn and the sun are both yellow. The sun is hot, so corn is also hot


False Equivalency

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Abortion is a violation of human rights


Human Rights and Abortion

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Religion is a reliable, proven and accurate worldview


Insulating Ideas

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We can see God in the world around us


Knowing God

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Free speech should never be limited


Limiting Free Speech

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Obama accomplished barely anything


Obama Administration Timeline

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Democrats squandered a supermajority in Obama's first year


Obama/Democratic Supermajority

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It's safer to believe in God, just in case Christianity is correct


Pascal's Wager

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Poor people are lazy


Poverty and Laziness

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I have a right to demand laws reflect my religious beliefs


Religion and Public Policy

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God is responsible for my beliefs


Religion and Responsibility

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Science says abortion is murder


Science and Abortion

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I oppose communism because they eat babies!


Straw Manning

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Abortion is wrong according to the Bible


The Bible and Abortion

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God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all good


The God Paradox

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God created a perfect world


The Perfect System

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God is the source of absolute truth


The Personal God

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There is a tolerance paradox


Tolerance

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Things are worse under Biden


Tracking Progress in the Biden Administration

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3rd parties would solve a lot of problems


Two-Party Politics

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Voting for 3rd party's sends a political message


Voting 3rd Party

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Water might be wet, but copper isn't


Whataboutisms

Primers

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Abortion


Covering the topic of Abortion

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Evaluating Risk


How to understand and manage risk

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Social Media Primer


Navigating the Digital World

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Understanding Political Polling


Using healthcare to understand public policy support

External Data Resources

MIT Living Wage Calculator Our World In Data (OWID)

Useful Perspectives

Letters from an American Modern politics in the context of history ProPublica A non-profit investigative journalism organization with rigorous standards Media Bias Chart This chart compares the biases and reliability of major news organizations