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Geek Social Fallacies

Liked Five Geek Social Fallacies by Michael Suileabhain-Wilson (plausiblydeniable.com)

Social fallacies are particularly insidious because they tend to be exaggerated versions of notions that are themselves entirely reasonable and unobjectionable. It’s difficult to debunk the pathological fallacy without seeming to argue against its reasonable form; therefore, once it establishes itself, a social fallacy is extremely difficult to dislodge.

I have definitely encountered Geek Social Fallacies 1, 2 and 5:

  • Anyone who excludes someone is bad, even if the person excluded would make the activity or event worse
  • Friends don’t criticize anything about each other
  • Everyone must be included in everything

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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