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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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Because of that, this happened..... (42 hours ago)
Because of that, this happened..... (42 hours ago)
"Only Americans entertain that kind of rubbish." Is this statement a fallacy? (43 hours ago)
"Only Americans entertain that kind of rubbish." Is this statement a fallacy? (43 hours ago)
"Only Americans entertain that kind of rubbish." Is this statement a fallacy? (43 hours ago)
Rephrasing Your Question Back To You (47 hours ago)
Rephrasing Your Question Back To You (48 hours ago)
Because of that, this happened..... (61 hours ago)
Rephrasing Your Question Back To You (52 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (53 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (54 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (55 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (56 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (57 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (57 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (58 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (58 hours ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jul 09, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 09, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 08, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 07, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 06, 2019)
Is this a fallacy and if so what is it called? (Jul 06, 2019)
Is this a fallacy and if so what is it called? (Apr 28, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 06, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 04, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 06, 2019)
Is it a fallacy to add a related word before an object to imply a change when there is no change? (Jul 06, 2019)
Is it a fallacy to add a related word before an object to imply a change when there is no change? (Jul 04, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 06, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 06, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 05, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 05, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 05, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 05, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 05, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is it a fallacy to add a related word before an object to imply a change when there is no change? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is it a fallacy to add a related word before an object to imply a change when there is no change? (Jul 04, 2019)
Appeal to Superstition? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is it a fallacy to add a related word before an object to imply a change when there is no change? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Ignoring Sufficiency (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 04, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 03, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 01, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 03, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jul 02, 2019)
Can any valid syllogism include the word "some"? (Jul 02, 2019)
Can any valid syllogism include the word "some"? (Jul 02, 2019)
Can any valid syllogism include the word "some"? (Jul 02, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jul 02, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 20, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jul 02, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jun 27, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 01, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
All-some-some Invalid Argument (NAME?) (Jul 02, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 02, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 02, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jul 01, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 01, 2019)
Is there a name for judging someone according to their alleged intentions? (Jul 01, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jun 30, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jun 30, 2019)
Non Sequitur in Brazilian justice? (Jun 30, 2019)
Non Sequitur in Brazilian justice? (Jun 30, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jun 30, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 26, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 29, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 28, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 28, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 28, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 28, 2019)
Famous physicist fallacy? (Jun 27, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
"valid" and "sound"...a question of consensus (Jun 28, 2019)
"valid" and "sound"...a question of consensus (Jun 27, 2019)
Objects to word choice rather than topic at hand (Jun 28, 2019)
"valid" and "sound"...a question of consensus (Jun 28, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
"valid" and "sound"...a question of consensus (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Famous physicist fallacy? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Is there a name for being wrongly accused of a fallacy. (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Words interchanged (Jun 27, 2019)
Is there a name for being wrongly accused of a fallacy. (Jun 27, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Is there a name for being wrongly accused of a fallacy. (Jun 27, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 27, 2019)
what kind of fallacy is this?state a reason (Jun 27, 2019)
Is there a name for being wrongly accused of a fallacy. (Jun 27, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 23, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 27, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 26, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 26, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 23, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 26, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 26, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 25, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 14, 2019)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Jun 24, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 23, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (Jun 23, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 23, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 22, 2019)
Bothered by oft-repeated quote (Jun 22, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 22, 2019)
When someone asks: Do you trust science or some ancient fairy tale. (Jun 22, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 21, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 07, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 21, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 21, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 21, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 21, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 21, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 21, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 21, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 21, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 21, 2019)
Bothered by oft-repeated quote (Jun 21, 2019)
Principle of explosion (Jun 20, 2019)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (Jun 20, 2019)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (Jun 20, 2019)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (Jun 20, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 20, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 09, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 20, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 20, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 20, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 20, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 20, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 20, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (Jun 20, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (Apr 13, 2017)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 19, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 18, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 13, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 13, 2019)

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