Dumb Arguments: Confronting The Dark Side of the Human Condition

Dumb Arguments:

Confronting The Dark Side of the Human Condition

by Ian I. Mitroff

In 2015, I self-published Dumb, Deranged, and Dangerous: A Smart Guide to Combatting Dumb Arguments[i]. It laid out the scope of Dumb Arguments as they were known at the time. Since then, the situation has only gotten worse. The numbers and types of Dumb Arguments have literally exploded. To make matters worse, they’ve been abetted by technology. By means of algorithms that have been explicitly designed to cater to the biases and…

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