May 22, 2022

A Good Explanation of the Slippery Slope Fallacy

About a month ago I released a.
collection of resources for teaching trainees about sensible misconceptions and cognitive predispositions. Ever since TED-Ed published another excellent video to contribute to that collection. The video is.
Can You Outsmart the Slippery Slope Fallacy?Can You Outsmart the Slippery Slope Fallacy? Around the Vietnam War and makes an analogy in between the slippery slope fallacy and the domino theory as it was applied to the concept of stopping the spread of communism. Overall, the video does a good job of explaining the idea of the slippery slope misconception and how it is or can be utilized by political leaders. My one criticism of the video is that the end of it reveals a map that makes it look like though communism disappeared by itself in many nations rather than discuss how it happened..

Applications for Education.
After viewing this video I would have history trainees attempt to determine other examples of slippery slope arguments utilized throughout history. In other settings I d ask students to try to believe of examples from their own lives of domino effect arguments being used to justify an action or choice..