One Critical Subject Has Gone Missing From Our Schools' Curricula
I had hardly ever thought of this before, but it makes perfect sense. If students are not taught how to identify logical fallacies, how can they avoid participating in those fallacies themselves?
If they are not taught about the ad hominem fallacy (attack on the person rather than the argument), should we be surprised when ad hominems dominate any debate?
If they are not taught about the false dichotomy, how will they be able to resist making such statements?
Schools need to reintroduce and heavily emphasize the importance of logic in their content. I'm realizing that it is incredibly important, especially in a free society where civil discourse is what affects public policy.