Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For All Your Fallacy Needs

Before wading into another "discussion" on some blog or forum, be sure to check out the Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies. Amuse your friends! Confound your opponents!

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  1. It does not include the "It's the internet so it doesn't matter if I'm wrong, just the fact that I'm arguing at all will ensure some people will agree with me" fallacy.

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  2. It would be fantastic to see people over on RPGNet simply post links to the appropriate fallacy on a regular basis, because that place is full to bursting with fallacious debate tactics.

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  3. Hitler had strong opinions, James has strong opinions. James is as bad as Hitler because they both share a preference for strong opinions.

    Very handy, thanks for sharing.

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  4. @Zak: sadly, that's not a fallacy. People will believe it just because it up on the intarwebs.

    Seriously, recognizing fallacious arguments should be a complete and required course for High School freshmen.

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  5. Seriously, recognizing fallacious arguments should be a complete and required course for High School freshmen.
    It wouldn't hurt if the average high school teacher had taken that course at some point.

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  6. Sorry but any further debate is impossible once Hitler has been brought up.

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