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They’re Logically Fallacious! Begging the Question

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Let’s start off the new month right and non-fallaciously with, Begging the Question: Begging The Question (a.k.a. Assuming the initial point) As all we’ve reviewed so far have been, this is an informal fallacy. One that occurs when the conclusion of the argument is based on a premise that is also part …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Begging the Question was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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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