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3 Levels of Rationality Verification

One large theme I've seen in biases is the tendency to affirm positions you already hold, by treating evidence and arguments with imbalance.

So my idea, is to purposefully select arguments from both sides of highly controversial issues such as gun control, abortion, or whatever is polarized at the time period. Then riddle the arguments with mistakes, and challenge the student to find errors in both sides of the issues.

Possibly having a bank of possible rational missteps that they must dole out to different arguments, or a free form analysis that has to be well justified and is subjectively judged by a group of rationalists.