Monday, 9 March 2009

Types of False

  • Lies

  • Exaggeration

  • Omission

  • Different context

  • Mistakes of data (rounding errors)

  • Mistakes of statistics (spurious correlations)

  • Mistakes of observation

  • Mistakes of conclusion

  • Mistaken measurement

  • Mistaken calculation

Interactive Democracy may encourage people to highlight the mistaken assumptions of others. In particular I'd hope that those with specialist knowledge of the issues being debated would feel empowered to speak out when they hear political leaders making mistakes.

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