Ask Your Questions About Logical Fallacies

Welcome! This is the place to ask the community of experts and other fallacyophites (I made up that word) if someone has a committed a fallacy or not. This is a great way to settle a dispute!


Dr. Bo's Criteria for Logical Fallacies:

  • It must be an error in reasoning not a factual error.
  • It must be commonly applied to an argument either in the form of the argument or in the interpretation of the argument.
  • It must be deceptive in that it often fools the average adult.
Therefore, we will define a logical fallacy as a concept within argumentation that commonly leads to an error in reasoning due to the deceptive nature of its presentation. Logical fallacies can comprise fallacious arguments that contain one or more non-factual errors in their form or deceptive arguments that often lead to fallacious reasoning in their evaluation.
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What kind of logical fallacy is X is statistically rare, therefore X is not a problem.

An example of this fallacy is police brutality. Comparing incidents of excessive force/police brutality to the whole population or police interactions shows that it’s statistically rare. Would it be a fallacy to then say it’s not a probl...

asked 3 hours ago by quise
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What kind of fallacy is X happens to everyone therefore X is not a problem.

An example of this fallacy is when saying laws in the US disproportionately affect a group of people. Then someone says “every law disproportionately affects people.”

asked on Friday, Jul 30, 2021 09:31:16 PM by quise
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What is the fallacy here?,

1. Dynamo performed magic. 2. It has no natural explanation and tricks. 3. Therefore it's supernatural because it has no natural explanation

asked on Friday, Jul 30, 2021 01:53:33 PM by Lynx Ssss
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Fallacy of composition?

1. Some parts of human body is made up of cells. 2. Hands are made up of cells. 3. Therefore every part of body is made up of cell

asked on Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 05:10:10 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Weak Analogy?

1. Good is gods opinion because god thinks so. 2. If god thinks that good is good then I too can can good is good because I think it is good. 3. Therefore I can tell good is good because I think so.

asked on Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021 01:54:47 PM by Lynx Ssss
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Can any hypothetical be fallacious?

In a debate a pro-choice advocate presents the pro-life opponent with this scenario. This is premised with the pro-life stance is that the woman should be ultimately able to abort for any reason she sees fit. "If it were possible to determine, in u...

asked on Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021 08:51:07 AM by Daniel Pugh
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Impossibility Fallacy

I consider this to be a fallacy where something is considered impossible, when in fact it is just difficult.  For example: It was considered impossible to reuse rockets, which was a fallacy because SpaceX proved it was simply difficult.  T...

asked on Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021 07:16:21 AM by Bruce
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Slippery slope?

You woke up in the morning at 7:00 see you have 40 more mins after you woke up for office you see you have ten mins and you walk fast. Because you slept 20 more mins you ran to office because you are late and because you are late you ran fast and i...

asked on Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 11:50:48 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Weak Analogy?

Telling miracles are natural things is just like saying when you don't have your phone in your pocket you say it's natural rather than theif while you don't know where your phone is. 

asked on Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 10:25:20 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Detect the logical fallacy here

In Hyde Park, England there is an area called Speakers' Corner where open-air public speaking takes place. Sometimes the various debates get really heated but no one is harmed. Recently, however, during a debate, a Christian apologist was stabbed, a...

asked on Monday, Jul 26, 2021 07:35:21 PM by Shawn
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