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Friday, April 30, 2010

If you want to be less susceptible to political manipulation, ask the following questions.

What is the motivation of the speaker or source of the information?
What other words could be used to represent these facts?
What facts are being left out?
How are these numbers being arrived at?
What important statistics might be missing?
What are the premises that are left unstated in the information?
Do you agree with the hidden and stated premises?
Is the evidence anecdotal or based on real science?

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