An Illustrated Guide To Bad Arguments [Pic+]

Submitted by: llaa 2 years ago Funny

No True Sctosman? Strawman? Yes, you argue poorly.
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Female 6,381
Agent: I presume that was a little debate jest, but the fact remains that in order to be religious you must completely forego the requirement of any proof whatsoever in establishing your belief. It`s not a matter of generalizing any more than "generalizing" that rain gets things wet.
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Male 675
Awesome, I love this book!
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Male 2,579
Zismo used a hasty generalization about religious people.
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Male 987
I rather liked this example of the appeal to hypocrisy(which is also, incidentally, an ad hominem attack): When someone tries to discount your claim by calling you an hypocrite, saying "that`s like the pot calling the kettle black," it doesn`t change the fact that the kettle is, in fact, black.
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Male 1,056
Page 26 Appeal to Ignorance
"The burden of proof always lies with the person making a claim"
Religious people don`t know this.

Great post, great little book, I enjoyed it a lot, now I feel guilty for not buying it.
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Female 6,381
I read the whole thing. I wish only that it could serve as a text for a high school course on discussion and debate, something that appears to be sorely lacking. The absurd arguments about issues that are regularly broadcast as thoughtful comment are a sorry indication of what passes for rational discussion in society.
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Male 1,692
Link: An Illustrated Guide To Bad Arguments [Pic+] [Rate Link] - No True Sctosman? Strawman? Yes, you argue poorly.
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