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Hello! I am social psychologist and author, Bo Bennett. In this blog and my podcast (the audio version of this blog), I take a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter. As of January 2020, this podcast is a collection of topics related to all of my books. You can use the button below to filter the topics/books that interest you most. Enjoy!

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The Dr. Bo Show is a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter. It is the podcast of social psychologist Bo Bennett. As of 2020, this podcast is a collection of topics related to all of his books.

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The Anatomy of the Analogy: When Weak is Not Weak and False is Not False

February 18, 2020

The analogy one of the most useful tools in argumentation as well as one of the most helpful aids in effective reasoning. It allows us to compare something ...

Choose Kind... and Right

August 04, 2019

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer wrote, "When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." I say,...

Reductio Ad Consequentia - Reducing the Argument to the Consequences

April 20, 2019

Reductio Ad Consequentia is the use of a rule to support a position without realizing that the same rule would require that support for other positions...

If You Could Only Save One, Would You Save a Child or a Thousand Embryos?

October 23, 2017

This is a response to the abortion argument by Patrick S. Tomlinson and the response by Ben Shapiro.

It's a Conspiracy!

August 21, 2017

The interesting thing about conspiracy theories is that some of them are actually true. This gives all conspiracy theories a hint of legitimacy in that no matte

Arguing with a Presuppostionalist

July 31, 2017

A trick of the presuppositionalists is to hold others to impossible standards while using special pleading to excuse themselves from such justification.

Welcome to the Upside Down

July 18, 2017

Our passions, desires, and biases (i.e., emotions) can be so powerful that it can make us believe that what is clearly true to others, is clearly false to us.

Women, Rape, and Responsibility

July 11, 2017

This exchange is ripe with fallacious reasoning—at least the response is. This is often what happends when emotion or idiology trumps reason...

Top Five Logical Fallacies in the Social Justice Movement

July 04, 2017

There is a disturbing trend in the social justice movement where science, data, facts, and reason are sacrificed for ideology. Critics of the social justice mov

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