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Misinformation

How People Use Words To Trick You

Due to the pandemic and not being able to meet in person, we created a video series on logical fallacies, or how people use words to trick you. We have tried to keep each fallacy under a minute long.

Middle Ground
00:49
Slippery Slope
00:56
Special Pleading
01:13
Personal Incredulity
00:47
Ad Hominem
00:44
Bandwagon
00:34
Composition Division
00:54
Strawman
00:36
Burden of Proof
00:57

What is a Spaceship Earth Misinformation Meeting?

A Spaceship Earth Misinformation Meeting is a place for people to meet on a weekly basis and learn critical thinking skills while being inspired by how awesome science is. It’s also a place to meet people from different walks of life while networking with each other. It’s a place that allows people to have a support network that helps them understand the world around them. It’s also a place to combat the growing epidemic of loneliness that people from all age groups are experiencing. With a monthly book club to encourage people to better themselves through self-improvement.

Why did you create the “Misinformation Meetings”?

We created it as we grew concerned about the level of fake news being portrayed as fact, and the number of people being manipulated into scams that cost them money and distress. We were concerned about interactions we had with the public where people would tell us that antibiotics are bad because they are made by Big Pharma, and instead we should give children a solution of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) to drink. The more we explored these conspiracy theories we found they always led back to anti-Semitism, that Jewish people secretly rule the world and that the Holocaust was a hoax. This led us to also start Project Empathy to restore and colourise footage of Nazi Concentration Camps to show people that it really did happen.

Why is critical thinking important?

Critical thinking is something that everyone can do, often people are not taught about the benefits of critical thinking:

  • Critical thinking is key to success in your career

  • Critical thinkers make better decisions

  • Critical thinking can make you happier

  • Critical thinking ensures your opinions are well informed

  • Critical thinking improves relationships

  • Critical thinking makes you a better citizen

Why do people come to the Misinformation Meetings?

People come for all kinds of reasons, to make friends, to learn new skills, to play games, to read books, to combat loneliness.

Is there a Misinformation Meeting near me?

Due to the global pandemic, we now meet online.

How do I join?

You can join for free and can also support us by becoming a member of our online Misinformation Meetings for £10 a month, you then help us keep entry free for all meetings, access to advancement and certification of progress. This helps provide the resources to reach new locations and help reach more people to teach them critical thinking skills. You also get to help support our other projects through your monthly contribution.

Misinformation Meetings

What are the meetings about?

The purpose of the Misinformation Meetings is to teach how you can be tricked into believing fake news and other misinformation different logical fallacy and cognitive bias once a week and show a video to encourage people to feel inspired about science:

  • A cognitive bias is when someone makes a bad choice that they think is a good choice.

  • A fallacy is a misleading argument that might sound true and may even be based on truth, but is in fact false.

Science is awe-inspiring and we want to share that passion with you. Often people can find science to be daunting and complicated. We are here to help break the complexities presented in the media and provide an easy way to understand how cool science is.

We want to provide you with the skills to understand the world around you as there is growing concern over the lack of scientific literacy causing people to harm themselves or others. There is a strong need to counter fake news and false information being spread on social media and other platforms.

Our Objective

To spread the teaching of critical and scientific thinking.

Upcoming Meetings

No upcoming events at the moment
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