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Rhetological Fallacies [Pic]

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Rhetological Fallacies [Pic]. Errors in logic and thinking: Seen on IAB -every- day! Look at `Lies` lolz!
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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2016 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 2:12:47 PM
This chart is awful.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 27145 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 9:10:49 AM
"Opium induces sleep because it has a soporific quality"

@randomnxp: Isn't that "Circular Reasoning"? idk... Yes, they got that one wrong too.

We agree that "plastic" is right out! Eh? lolz! I couldn`t think of what else Dr Seuss would wrap a baby in. Wubb Fur?

@madduck: Where`d you go?

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1283 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:35:35 AM

As for ad hominem, your example it does connect the characteristic to the correctness (albeit falsely). Their example is just making a random insult against anyone who has a certain opinion. Had they said "We shouldn't allow the mosque because those that want to are America-hating liberals" that would have been a rather poor example of an ad hominem fallacy. As it is their construction does not even look like it relates to a debate.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1283 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:24:31 AM

You make the same mistake with appeal to authority, albeit with a better example. Imagine I say that tinfoil is best because babies lose heat through radiation. Saying that a soft blanket is better because Dr Spock says so is a fallacy. A valid argument would be to outline Dr Spock's reasoning.

I just noticed they got begging the question completely and utterly wrong! Begging the question is making an argument that assumes the conclusion or simply restates it. I cannot even twist their example to actually beg the question, so I will nick Wikipedia`s example:

"Opium induces sleep because it has a soporific quality"

Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 5:37:04 AM
Seems to me everything a person could possibly say would end up on this fallacies list...

Oh look, I just made a hasty generalization.

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