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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! Misleading Vividness

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Misleading Vividness: (a.k.a. anecdotal fallacy) As promised, the first formal fallacy: Where one uses a personal story as evidence for a claim. As described in the link, formal fallacies are non sequiturs; meaning they hold no logical bearing on the argument at hand. I think of them as simply shouting something totally irrelevant …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Misleading Vividness 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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