FALLACY “ …arguments, like men, are often pretenders. “ Plato. Under what discipline would you study fallacies?. Logic. Remember, in forming an argument you may appeal to . . . . Ethos , appeal to ethics or morality Pathos , appeal to pity or the emotions
premise: since, because,
as, for )
hence, thus, so)
Any good Catholic would agree that abortion is tantamount to murder.
Any reasonable IRS agent will agree that our income tax is way too high.
America:Love it or leave it.
Every person is either wholly good or wholly evil.
An authority is appealed to for testimony in matters outside the province of that authority’s special field. For example, an appeal to the opinion of a great physicist like Einstein to settle a political or economic argument would be fallacious. He may be an authority in science, but not government.
President Bush has stated that walking is the best exercise for your heart.
Government experts have reported that anthrax has been found in 95% of federal government buildings.