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They’re Logically Fallacious! Moving The Goalposts

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Here we are, the end of April, and all I can think about is fallacies. This week, Moving The Goalposts:   Moving The Goalposts (argument by demanding impossible perfection) An informal fallacy that occurs when one constantly or consistently changes the parameters of success. Usually in a rebuttal type format. Very similar …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Moving The Goalposts was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Ad Hominem

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This week it’s all about the Ad Hominem’s, let’s jump right in:   Ad Hominem (poisoning the well) An informal fallacy, but one that should raise substantial suspicion into the reason one would commit such a fallacy. Example: 1) David claims X. 2) David is a poop-head. 3) Therefore, X is wrong. Real World Example: …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Ad Hominem was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Strawman Fallacy

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This week, as promised, we’re talking about the Strawman Fallacy. Let’s get right into it!   Strawman Fallacy (strawmanning) Another informal fallacy, again meaning making such a mistake doesn’t invalidate your conclusion, but it does make Spock cry. And should make you reexamine your premises, and argument; because do you …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Strawman Fallacy was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by Riley Sproul