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They’re Logically Fallacious! Appeal To Probability

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Appeal To Probability: (a.k.a. appeal to possibility) Another formal fallacy; the idea that simply because something is likely to happen, it therefore will happen. Although something is probabilistic-ally the case, does not mean it is a proven fact. However, one can usually act on statistical information with a relative level of …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Appeal To Probability was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Unfalsifiability

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Unfalsifiability: (a.k.a. untestibility) An informal fallacy; when a statement is asserted that is theoretically or practically impossible to test. An unstable hypothesis is one that science and logic cannot address, and one from which no empiric information can arise. These are often fun for thought-experiments however. And, when treated appropriately, and lead …

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Weak Analogy

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Weak Analogy: (a.k.a. faulty analogy, argument from spurious similarity) An informal fallacy; in which one uses an analogy to make ones point, but the analogy does not suitably fit the point attempting to be made. This fallacy is sometimes used with the conscious intent to trick the other party, as …

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They’re Logically Fallacious! False Dichotomy

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False Dichotomy: (a.k.a. false dilemma, fallacy of false choice) An informal fallacy; where two options are presented, usually polar opposites, and it is either implied or explicitly stated that these are the only two possibilities to the given argument. When more than two options are given, the fallacy still applies, …

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Special Pleading

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Let’s wrap up May with; Special Pleading: Special Pleading: (a.k.a. special circumstance) An informal fallacy; Special Pleading involves the party making the argument requesting or demanding that they are a unique exception to an otherwise (or often) exception-less rule. Or that in a particular case, their point cannot be proven, due …

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