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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Is this a logical fallacy?

When you are going through something hard and wonder where god is, remember that teacher is always quite during a test.

asked on Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 12:11:24 PM by Lynx Ssss
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Fallacy?

1. There is no reason to love someone who doesn't love you back. 2. Mother loves her children but children doesn't love her. 3. Therefore mother shouldn't love their children

asked on Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 08:30:59 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Strong argument or a logical fallacy

1. Samantha claims that you should believe that muhammad splitted the moon. 2. Harris claims that I won't trust this because it has no evidence. 3. Samantha tells that when you see that when people tell that Ptolemy did this and that because they ...

asked on Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 08:51:44 AM by Lynx Ssss
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What errors in reasoning do we see here? "Free-will FALSIFIES Materialism & ATHEISM"

The argument goes thus : P1. If atheism is true, then materialism is necessarily true (and vice versa). P2. If materialism is true, then determinism is necessarily true. And if so, free-will is impossible. P3. However, it is totally obvious (beyon...

asked on Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 06:02:50 AM by Jim
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Is this an example of parodying circular reasoning, or it is an example of circular reasoning itself?

"I've got an expert, you've got an expert, everyone's got an expert, but we don't know what the criteria for an expert is, unless you ask an expert."

asked on Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 04:29:36 AM by Jim
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Fallacy?

1. Max tells ressurection jesus is a miracle! 2. Samuel claims that there is possibility that may have happened due to some natural phenomena so miracles aren't the only possibility 3. Max claims that how do you know that mobiles are created by hu...

asked on Friday, Jul 23, 2021 04:28:23 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Is this a logical fallacy?

1. Person 1 claims that universe is created by god. 2. Person 2 claims that universe is created by green turtles. 3. Person 1 then asks why is the shape of the green turtle is like turtle shaped? 4. Person 2 reply by saying it's the same reason y...

asked on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 12:17:52 PM by Lynx Ssss
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If a premise is incoherent, is the conclusion invalid?

If a premise is incoherent, is the conclusion automatically invalid? Coherent premise : "Dogs have 4 legs", "Cats are not dogs", "Houses are over 5' tall", etc Incoherent premise : "Blue is greater than 10", "Apples are oranges", 2+5=78, etc  ...

asked on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 06:35:05 PM by Jim
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Weak Analogy?

1. Human body is more complex than a snowman. 2. Nature can't create snowman which is less complex than humans 3. Therefore nature can't create human and hence god exists.

asked on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 06:34:53 AM by Lynx Ssss
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Is this a logical fallacy?

1. Daniel claims that you should trust God exists because he said so to people. 2. Max claims that it is circular reasoning and it can also be alien's communicating it can be anything. 3. Daniel claims that when you call a person you see that it i...

asked on Monday, Jul 19, 2021 05:33:22 AM by Lynx Ssss
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