- Are there any overstatements?
- Are the comparisons appropriate or is this a case of "apples and oranges?"
- Are important facts missing?
- Is there a lack of balance?
- Are there any weasel words?
- Are the assumptions valid?
- Do the timelines make sense?
- Do the "facts" withstand scrutiny?
- Do the examples support the generalizations?
- Is there a false choice?
- Is a straw man argument being used?
- Is the opposition's argument being fairly presented?
- Is there a play on emotions?
- Do you feel uncomfortable with any aspect of the presentation?
- Has this person been reliable in the past?
- Has there been sufficient coordination?
- Are there any loopholes?
- Is it too complicated?
- What are the weak points?
- Are you being rushed?
- What are the vague areas?
- Where do the numbers come from?
- Is there agreement on the terminology and the definitions?
- What values are being emphasized?
- What are the unintended consequences?
Monday, April 04, 2011
To be considered while listening to arguments and proposals:
Posted by Michael Wade at 9:29 AM