The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies

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The Field Guide for Clear Thinkers

Stymied and stumped by arguments that wrap around you like webs of mystification?

Dr. Ransom's Bestiary is perfect for supplementing any logic curriculum, from junior high to college, or for adults who want to learn more about logic! This book is filled with illustrations, descriptions, exercises, and analysis to help you identify and avoid fallacies you might encounter in everyday life. 


Fifty informal fallacies belong to families—fallacies of distraction, ambiguity, form, and "millennial fallacies"—and each one has names, nicknames, and a sketch of its adorable, harmless mode and its true feral face. Get the practice you need to identify the little stinkers wherever they might appear using flashcards for all 50 fallacies.

Each fallacy is followed by discussion questions and exercises; a line-listed answer key and both one and two-semester schedules are included in the back of the book.

    Inside Dr. Ransom's Bestiary

    • Informal fallacies including:
      • Kingdom I: Fallacies of Distraction
      • Kingdom II: Fallacies of Ambiguity
      • Kingdom III: Fallacies of Form
      • Kingdom IV: Millenial Fallacies 
          • Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies of 50 adorable fallacies
          • Suggested schedules 
          • Cultural Cheat Sheet
          • Quizzes and Tests
          • Exercises and Discussion Questions
          • Flashcards
            • Normal flashcards (3.4" x 5.5")
            • Classroom Flashcards (8.5" x 11")

            Customer Reviews

            Based on 16 reviews
            Laura Ferg
            A great teaching tool

            My four sons (ages 8-13) look forward to meeting a new adorable fallacy each week, as do I. It helps that we are huge fans of N.D.Wilson already (the oldest having read every book he’s written, and the others well on their way) In true N.D. Wilson fashion, these fallacies come to life through the art of wordsmithing. Even the answers(each chapter has review questions, how cool is that?!)in the back of the book, which are very instrumental for me, are hilarious and entertaining for the boys.

            Zack Quinn

            The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies

            Amy Tompkins
            Adorable, Indeed!

            We love this resource! My kids all flip through it for fun and draw the cute Beasties. A wonderful way to remember fallacies.



            Best Way to Learn Fallacies!

            This book (along with the related flash cards) are a great way to learn logical fallacies. The illustrations of the beasts, the stories that go along with them, and the practice exercises at the end of each chapter provide several ways for the reader to become familiar with each fallacy and put them into practice.


            It's very, very good..wish I knew about it earlier in my life.


            Added to our shelf for our families expanding knowledge