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Tuesday April 24th, 2018 night edition

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Simply put, the principle of charity is the idea that when criticizing someone’s argument, you should criticize the best possible interpretation of that argument.

In the following article you will learn about this principle more in depth, and see some helpful guidelines for implementing it in practice.

Essentially, the principle of charity embodies the idea that when you interpret what other people say, you should select the best possible interpretation for their statements.

This means that, whenever possible, you should not attribute logical fallacies, falsehoods, or irrationality to other people’s argument, when there is a plausible rational alternative.

This means that, whenever possible, you should attribute issues in your opponent’s arguments to a misunderstanding on their part, rather than to intentional malice.

As we saw above, the basic way in which you implement the principle of charity is by assigning the best possible interpretation that you can to your opponent’s argument.

This effect causes people to strengthen their support for their preexisting beliefs in the face of evidence that they are wrong. »

Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

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Sean Hannity’s real estate venture bought houses through a property dealer who was involved in a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently obtain foreclosed homes, according to records reviewed by the Guardian.

In 2012, a shell company linked to the Fox News host bought 11 homes in Georgia that had been purchased by the dealer, Jeff Brock, following foreclosures.

Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire Read more. »

Collective narcissism predicted growth of conspiracy thinking during 2016 election, study finds

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According to new research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, collective narcissism uniquely predicted a strengthening of conspiracy thinking in America.

The findings suggest that conspiracy theories that are linked to collective narcissism can grow more extreme in response to certain political environments.

Golec de Zavala and her colleagues found that collective narcissism statistically predicted an increase in conspiracy thinking over the course of the 2016 campaign. »

UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

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Demand lower following recent warm weather, making it easier for gas, renewables and nuclear to cover UK’s needs.

The UK has been powered without coal for three days in a row, setting a new record and underlining the polluting fuel’s rapid decline.

However, overall power demand is now much lower following the recent warm weather, making it easier for gas, renewables and nuclear to cover much of the UK’s needs. »

Histories of making Indiana Jones films

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After an intensive search for just the right fit, Lucas and Spielberg decided upon relative unknown Tom Selleck.

Filming on RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK began in June 1980 - one year before the films anticipated release date.

But Spielberg felt her earthly good looks and irrepressible charm were perfect for the role. »