A timely lesson on logic

One of the most indispensable resources on the entire internet is a simple web page that describes the generally accepted logical fallacies. When you encounter a debate that seems confusing or intuitively incorrect, it’s a great technique to look over the fallacies and see if the arguments in the debate rely on any of them. I’ve found that the most common are:

Strawman

Personal Incredulity

False Cause

Slippery Slope

Ambiguity

False Dichotomy

Anecdotal

Bandwagon

Appeal to Authority

Middle Ground

The Fallacy Fallacy

Watch out for these fallacies when you encounter debates online. Even people that you would expect to be experts at logic and argumentation are prone to committing them.

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