Fallacies. Ad Hominem. Definition: Arising or appealing to emotions & not to reason or logic
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Definition: Arising or appealing to emotions & not to reason or logic
Universal Example: Bill: "I believe that abortion is morally wrong." Dave: "Of course you would say that, you're a priest." Bill: "What about the arguments I gave to support my position?" Dave: "Those don't count. Like I said, you're a priest, so you have to say that abortion is wrong. Further, you are just a lackey to the Pope, so I can't believe what you say."
A clue which is intentionally or unintentionally misleading from the actual issue whole thons is getting ridiculous
Universal Example: We admit that this measure is popular. But we also urge you to note that there are so many bond issues on this ballot that the
A situation in that only two alternatives are considered when there is an additional option.
Universal Example: You are either with God or against Him.
Example: "The theory of evolution says we came from apes, that's CRAZY"
Definintion: Mockery is substituted for evidence in an argument.
Example: Fred the Australian, stole my wallet. Thus, all Australians are thieves.
Example: "The US shouldn't get involved militarily in other countries. Once the government sends in a few troops, it will then send in thousands to die."
Example: “Have you stopped cheating on examinations?”
Definition: A fallacy when a proposition relies on an premise within itself to establish the truth of the same proposition.
-Using the statement itself as evidence against an issue.
Definition: rhetorical device used to ridicule everything that the target person is about to say.
-When you say all the bad things that your opponent is doing so they have to defend themselves, and not argue their points.
Definition: fallacy which creates a support for an idea by using propaganda in attempts to increase fear and prejudice.
Tabloids. Writers print out outrageous stories, and because they say this is true, most of the public believes it must be true .
In 2001, G.W.B, was story-telling to kids in elementary schools, and a few hours later, two planes crashed into the twin towers. Therefore, G.W.B. was the cause of 9/11.
Senator Jones says that we should not fund the attack submarine program. I disagree entirely, I cannot understand why he wants to leave us defenseless like that