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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, …

They’re Logically Fallacious! False Dichotomy was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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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 …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Special Pleading was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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They’re Logically Fallacious! Wishful Thinking

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May the fallacies be not-with you; Wishful Thinking: Wishful Thinking: (a.k.a.¬†appeal to consequences) Another informal fallacy! When one finds the potential fallout of a conclusion appealing, one may find themselves simply deciding, often without words and within their own mind, to accept that given conclusion as true. This is the …

They’re Logically Fallacious! Wishful Thinking was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by Riley Sproul