A New Blog & Some New Blog Posts

If you have been following my blog for some time, you might be wondering my posting has seemingly come to a halt. Well, it’s because it has…at least on this blog. WordPress is a great platform in many ways, but I wanted more control over my URL and site design options, so I decided to move to Invospec.org. That way, I can modify my site in virtually any way I want and, importantly, get rid of ads on my blogs.

So if you would like to see new content from me, head over to Invospec.org and subscribe to the blog. Right now, I have several new blog posts up.

Click below to check out my posts from April up until June –

April Posts

May Posts

June Posts

In addition to this, I’ve been trying to be more consistent in my posting over at ThornCrown Ministries, and so have posted some more content over there. Here are links to those posts –

-The Love of Many Will Grow Cold, But Do Not Lose Heart

-Nietzsche’s Prodigal Sons

Lastly, I recently spent some time with the brothers over at Theolodudes.com discussing Critical Race Theory, Postmodernism, and #BlackLivesMatter. Check it out here.

I hope you are edified and blessed by these articles and the podcast!

Soli Deo Gloria
-h.

Language, Logic, and Action Pt. 2: Red Herrings and Category Errors

[If you are a follower/subscriber to this blog, please note that I’ve officially moved over to Blogger. You can subscribe there at Invospec.org]

In part 1 of this series, we looked at how some articles utilize “headlinese” in order to get readers to do the dirty work of committing logical fallacies. The reader, once having committed the logical fallacies, would likely accept the conclusions of their invalid inferences, acting in accordance with their false conclusions. In this article, we will be looking at how some publications use the red herring and category error fallacies to support their narrative and, simultaneously, draw attention away from the truth. The philosophy department of Texas State University defines the fallacy as follows –

“This fallacy consists in diverting attention from the real issue by focusing instead on an issue having only a surface relevance to the first.”1

While valiant attempts were made by “alternative” media outlets (e.g. Project Veritas, Infowars, The Corbett Report), as well as independent vloggers and bloggers, to demonstrate that COVID-19 is much less deadly than the Spanish Flu and other deadly viruses2 and, in fact, has a mortality rate around that of a severe flu,3 other reports were being published dealing with other consequences purportedly attributable to COVID-19. However, the problem here is not merely that it takes attention away from a real problem (viz. the deception of the public by various media personnel, virology experts, and governmental authorities), but that it is guilty of committing a category error.

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