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Released in 2006 Ken Robinsons speech Do Schools Kill Creativity has steadily become one of the most viewed TEDtalks Sir Ken Robinsons main point of departure is that talented people do not get the sense of achievement because things they are good at are not valued at school hence their high creative potentials are wasted He questions why is it that in school kids are educated in academics and not so much in arts Robinson thinks that creativity is as important as literacy and should be treated the same He argues these key statement with the use of humor and storytelling Robinson is without a doubt charming witty and an engaging speaker He even has jokes that are genuinely funny Having said that it is also clear that much of Robinsons humor is just a rhetorical tactic used to get the audience in a receptive mood for a message that would otherwise be unpalatable Although some of his observations are agreeable they are not profound and are rather common place Moreover one cannot comment on the solutions he suggests because tellingly he presents none Robinson despite his evident charm and wit quite shamelessly and ruthlessly uses rhetorical tricks logical fallacies and humorously delivered insults to disguise his negative message and to get his audience on side and keep them thereTo gain the audiences support Robinson uses many rhetorical tricks For example he begins his speech with There have been three themes havent there running through this conference which are relevant to what I want to talk about One is the extraordinary evidence of human creativity in all of the presentations that weve had and in all of the people here By including the audience among those who are extraordinarily creative he makes use of the logical fallacy Appeal to Flattery However flattery is not evidence of anything Robinson does this to make disagreeing with him more difficult This is a commonly used tactic used
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