Logic & Critical Thinking
Argument is, in the end, foolish. It became a sort of sport or tactic instead of a means to derive sensible conclusions.
Logical fallacies are names given to describe deceptive practices in argument and rhetoric. But knowing logical fallacies doesn’t really teach you how to win arguments. We want to look at how fallacious reasoning is used to do so, in the real world, and how the tricks work.
You immediately know to be wary of anyone who asks, "What are the odds?" If it's something you do -- stop doing that! It's a silly expression. Instead of asking such a thing, the questioner should calculate it for himself. If it can't be calculated, then the questioner is relying on someone smarter to do it for him, and he shouldn't be making any claims or arguments, which is the only time you say, "What are the odds?"