Episode 26: Just Asking Questions...

Think It Through: the Clearer Thinking Podcast

Jun 13 2022 • 18 mins

April discusses the importance of questions and the difference between questions designed to gain knowledge and questions used to manipulate. Plus she says the word "bullshit" several times so she has to label this episode "explicit." Oh well.
Show Notes:
Kids and questions:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/curious-children-questions-parenting-mum-dad-google-answers-inquisitive-argos-toddlers-chad-valley-tots-town-a8089821.html
https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/importance-kids-asking-questions/
Guy who used his dead mom's ballot to vote for Trump:
https://news.yahoo.com/officials-finally-found-case-dead-225210492.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmluZy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAM0A4VXI1H4LuNUipKSSuf7V_DVFGlNRgL8-pd1LeyPDhkaqX5KS_lr7OOo4ME78IKjwhXfzxYe2A__xUp9j8X-uxHFcMs_LFIs5U19hXhpDcuIXFePv7ivYp5ooE5T8ZLiaV24pO5wsozTmnpB8fSHv3s_qlM_i0ECwTu_vt7ek
More examples of people who AREN'T Democrats using their dead relatives to vote for their favorite politicians:
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/another-gop-voter-caught-casting-ballot-dead-relative-n1276965
Still more examples, debunking Fox news pundits who used them as "evidence" that the election was stolen:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/25/trump-team-fox-news-alleged-dead-voters-most-cases-were-either-debunked-or-actually-involved-republicans/
Randy Rainbow is awesome: https://www.randyrainbow.com/
A description of the way that “just asking questions” actually shifts the burden of proof: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Just_asking_questions
Finally, I return to a discussion of Brandolini’s law: http://ordrespontane.blogspot.com/2014/07/brandolinis-law.html
Frank Sesno's book: https://www.amazon.com/Ask-More-Questions-Uncover-Solutions/dp/0814436714/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
The five legitimate questions to ask to determine if something is bullshit:
https://www.fastcompany.com/3068589/how-to-fine-tune-your-bullshit-detector
Living Room Conversations stuff:
https://209859-635214-1-raikfcquaxqncofqfm.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NEW-Immigration.pdf
https://livingroomconversations.org/



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