By Ali Almossawi

“A faultless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, author, and presenter of The great Human Journey

The antidote to fuzzy pondering, with bushy animals!

Have you learn (or stumbled into) one too many irrational on-line debates? Ali Almossawi definitely had, so he wrote An Illustrated publication of undesirable Arguments! this convenient advisor is the following to deliver the web age a much-needed dose of old-school common sense (really old-school, a la Aristotle).

Here are cogent motives of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem assault, and different universal makes an attempt at reasoning that truly fall short—plus a fantastically drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) devote each logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks an odd gentle within the sky must be a alien craft simply because not anyone can turn out differently (the attract ignorance). And Lion doesn’t think that fuel emissions damage the planet simply because, if that were real, he wouldn’t just like the outcome (the argument from consequences).

Once you learn how to realize those abuses of cause, they begin to crop up all over the place from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic publication a must for an individual within the behavior of protecting reviews.

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20 14 12 24 33 3 10 16 15 18 17 7 4 8 5 1 9 30 36 39 21 13 2 6 11 What number is three places away from itself plus three, two places away from itself multiplied by two, two places away from itself less four and two places away from itself divided by three? Test Four: Questions 34. 43 ? What comes next? A B C D E 35. What percentage of the figure is shaded? 36. A H B G C F D E What letter is two letters away clockwise from the letter that is directly opposite the letter three letters away anticlockwise from the letter C?

5 11 18 16 19 4 What number should replace the question mark? 31. To which hexagon below can a dot be added so that both dots then meet the same conditions as the two dots in the hexagon above? A B D 32. ENGLAND SCOTLAND WALES C E GOLF TENNIS Three teams, from England, Scotland and Wales, are competing for two trophies, one for golf and one for tennis. How many different outcomes of the two competitions exist? 6, 8, 9 or 12? 52 The Ultimate IQ Test Book 33. Which is the odd one out? statement, fluster, retirement, restful, testament 34.

Test Six: Questions 57 12. Which is the missing tile? A B D C E 13. Change one letter only in each of the words below to produce a familiar phrase: SO LID ON WANT 58 The Ultimate IQ Test Book 14. Insert the numbers 1–5 in the circles so that for any particular circle the sum of the numbers in the circles connected directly to it equals the value corresponding to the number in that circle as given in the list. 1 4 Example: 7 3 1 = 14 (4 + 3 + 7) 3 = 5 (4 + 1) 4 = 4 (1 + 3) 7=1 1=4 2 = 12 3=7 4=8 5=9 15.

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