Why should the health care debate be any different?

An analysis published by LiveScience shows that the “Health Care Debate Based on Lack of Logic.”  Should this be a surprise?  Nearly every political debate is rife with faulty logic: working backwards from conclusions, ad hominems, credulous acceptance of outrageous urban legends, emotional attachment to arguments that are demonstrably false, dismissing data that disproves an argument while crowing over data that supports it.  And the stupidity is spread on both sides of the political aisle; i.e. both Democrats and Republicans do it all the time.  It’s enough to drive me to despair.  I only hope that self-identified atheists/freethinkers/skeptics guard themselves against these errors and embrace rationalism across the board.

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