This is spot on! Especially with some of the global warming threads, I thought this was appropriate. (Some slight revisions on my part)... From Scott Adams (Dilbert), The Joy of Work: You are wrong because: 1. Amazingly Bad Analogy: Example: You can train a dog to fetch a stick, therefore you can train a potato to dance 2. Faulty Cause and Effect: Example: On the basis of my observations, wearing huge pants makes you fat. 3. I Am the World: Example: I don't listen to country music. Therefore, country music isn't popular. 4. Inability to Understand that Some Things Have Multiple Causes: Example: The Beatles were popular for only one reason: They were good singers. 5. The Few Are The Same As The Whole: Example: Some Elbonians are animal rights activists. Some Elbonians wear fur coats. Therefore, Elbonians are hypocrites. 6. Generalizing From Self: Example: I'm a liar. Therefore, I don't believe what you're saying. 7. Argument By Bizarre Definition: Example: He's not a criminal. He just does things that are against the law. 8. Total Logical Disconnect: Example: I enjoy pasta because my house is made out of bricks. 9. Judging Things Without Comparison To Alternatives: Example: I don't invest in U.S. Treasury Bills. There's too much risk. 10. Anything You Don't Understand Is Easy To Do: Example: If you have the right tools, how hard can it be to generate nuclear fission at home? 11. Ignorance Of All Statistics: Example: I'm putting all my money in the lottery this week because the jackpot is so big. 12. Ignoring the Downside Risk: Example: I know that bungee jumping could kill me, but it's three seconds of great fun! 13. Substituting Famous Quotes For Common Sense: Example: Remember, "All things come to those who wait." So don't bother looking for a job. 14. Irrelevant Comparisons: Example: A hundred dollars is a good price for a toaster, compared to buying a Ferrari. 15. Circular Reasoning: Example: I'm correct because I'm smarter than you. And I must be smarter than you because I'm correct. 16. Incompleteness As Proof Of Defect: Example: Your theory of gravity doesn't explain why there are no unicorns, therefore it must be wrong. 17. Ignoring the Advice of Experts Without a Good Reason: Example: Sure, the experts think you shouldn't ride your bicycle into the eye of a hurricane, but I have my own theory. 18. Following the Advice of Known Idiots: Example: Uncle Billy says pork makes you smarter. That's good enough for me. 19. Reaching Bizarre Conclusions Without Any Information: Example: The car won't start. I'm certain the spark plugs have been stolen by rogue clowns. 20. Faulty Pattern Recognition: Example: His last six wives were murdered mysteriously. I hope to be wife number seven. 21. Failure to Recognize What's Important: Example: My house is on fire! Quick, call the post office and tell them to hold my mail! 22. Unclear on the Concept of Sunk Costs: Example: We've spent millions in developing a water-powered pogo-stick. We can't stop investing now, or it will all be wasted! 23. Overapplication of Occam's Razor(which states that the simplest explanation is usually right): Example: The simplest explanation for the moon landings is that they were hoaxes. 24. Ignoring All Anecdotal Evidence: Example: I always get hives after eating strawberries. But without a scientifically controlled experiment, it's not reliable data. So I continue to eat strawberries everyday, since I can't tell that they cause hives.