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Dr. Bo's Criteria for Logical Fallacies:

  1. It must be an error in reasoning not a factual error.
  2. It must be commonly applied to an argument either in the form of the argument or in the interpretation of the argument.
  3. 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's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (10 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (13 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (24 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (40 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (41 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (46 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (47 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (58 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (60 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (60 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (68 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (70 hours ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (4 days ago)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (3 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (4 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (4 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (4 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (5 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 14, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (5 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (5 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (5 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (5 days ago)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 16, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 15, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 15, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 15, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 14, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 14, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 14, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 09, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 14, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 11, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 14, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 14, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 12, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 12, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 11, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 10, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 10, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 06, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 04, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 06, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 05, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 03, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 03, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 02, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (May 01, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 28, 2018)
“Free Thinker” (Apr 28, 2018)
“Free Thinker” (Apr 28, 2018)
When people confuse relative terms with absolute terms (Apr 27, 2018)
When people confuse relative terms with absolute terms (Apr 26, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 26, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 25, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 24, 2018)
Constitutional rights (Apr 24, 2018)
Constitutional rights (Apr 24, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 24, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 23, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 23, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (Apr 22, 2018)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 22, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Beliefs of member of group are not representative of beliefs of all members. (Apr 21, 2018)
Beliefs of member of group are not representative of beliefs of all members. (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 21, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 20, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 20, 2018)
Beliefs of member of group are not representative of beliefs of all members. (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 20, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 20, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 20, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 18, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 18, 2018)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (Apr 19, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Apr 19, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 18, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 13, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Apr 17, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 02, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Apr 17, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 17, 2018)
Hi, I saw the following words in a picture. I want to know what fallacy is it? Thank you in advance!. . . (Apr 17, 2018)
Hi, I saw the following words in a picture. I want to know what fallacy is it? Thank you in advance!. . . (Apr 16, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 15, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 15, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 13, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 07, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Apr 02, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Apr 02, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Mar 30, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Apr 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Apr 01, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Mar 31, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 31, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 29, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 30, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 27, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 21, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 29, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 28, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 28, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 25, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 25, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 23, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 19, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 19, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 19, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 19, 2018)
Does the "butterfly effect" typify the slippery slope fallacy? (Mar 13, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 12, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 09, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)

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