Sunday morning I was staring at a beautiful clear sky… no clouds (because it was like 2Â°F, but I was in my warm car, so I wasn’t offended by the cold and I could appreciate the sunny day.)
Staring at the sky, I couldn’t help but notice the airplane trails streaked across the otherwise flawless blue canopy. Then I giggled to myself and, since I was a passenger in the car, I thought the only appropriate action to take at that very moment was to tweet this:
The sky is clear. The chem trails look especially beautiful this morning.
Turns out, a nice gentleman with an absurd understanding of the world has a Twitter search saved for “chem trails”, and thought I would love his video!
Below is the video he sent me… and I thought about dissecting it myself. But then I thought I’d turn it into a pop quiz!
I need you to list each fallacy you notice in the video. Tell me what the fallacy is, why it’s wrong, and back up your answers. This quiz accounts for 100% of your grade this semester and there are no make ups. Ad homs will cost you 1 letter grade each.
Extra credit for commenting on the video after the fold. You have 3 hours from the time you press play to finish this quiz. GO!
Your after-the-fold video is totally unrelated to anything skeptical (except that the people… and animals… pictured are actually related to a Skepchick… so I guess the video is technically “related” to skepticism.) It only serves as a chaser. Your brain hurts… take in some of this baby falling down laughing: