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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 fallacy is this? (2 hours ago)
What fallacy is this? (12 hours ago)
What fallacy is this? (19 hours ago)
What fallacy is this? (19 hours ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (19 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (26 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (65 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (42 hours ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (43 hours ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (57 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (43 hours ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (4 days ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (44 hours ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (48 hours ago)
Everything is designed (49 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (51 hours ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (51 hours ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (56 hours ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (4 days ago)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (57 hours ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (61 hours ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (61 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (62 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (62 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (64 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (64 hours ago)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (64 hours ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (65 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (66 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (66 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (69 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (69 hours ago)
Everything is designed (69 hours ago)
Everything is designed (69 hours ago)
Resurrection argument (4 days ago)
Everything is designed (3 days ago)
Everything is designed (2 days ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (3 days ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (3 days ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
Resurrection argument (3 days ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (4 days ago)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (4 days ago)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (4 days ago)
difference between Appeal to Authority and topos of Authority (4 days ago)
difference between Appeal to Authority and topos of Authority (4 days ago)
Argument against Church/State Separation (4 days ago)
difference between Appeal to Authority and topos of Authority (4 days ago)
difference between Appeal to Authority and topos of Authority (4 days ago)
difference between Appeal to Authority and topos of Authority (4 days ago)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 16, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (Apr 13, 2017)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 16, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 16, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 16, 2019)
Loaded Question Fallacy or valid questioning? (May 15, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 14, 2019)
Loaded Question Fallacy or valid questioning? (May 14, 2019)
Loaded Question Fallacy or valid questioning? (May 13, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 14, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 14, 2019)
Is this a fallacy? (May 13, 2019)
Loaded Question Fallacy or valid questioning? (May 13, 2019)
Loaded Question Fallacy or valid questioning? (May 13, 2019)
Is this a fallacy? (May 13, 2019)
Is this a fallacy? (May 13, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 12, 2019)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (May 12, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 09, 2019)
What Fallacy is this? (May 09, 2019)
What Fallacy is this? (May 08, 2019)
What Fallacy is this? (May 09, 2019)
What Fallacy is this? (May 09, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 09, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 09, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 09, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 01, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 08, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 07, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 07, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 07, 2019)
9/11 - Is the statement "2.25 seconds of free fall ... is proof" based on a fallacy? (May 07, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 07, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 06, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 06, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 05, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 04, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 05, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 05, 2019)
The cost of not doing is greater than the cost of doing. (May 05, 2019)
When expressing that poverty is a real issue in the US, my friend responds with "we are far bet. . . (May 04, 2019)
Most x are/have y, so an x should have y. (May 04, 2019)
Most x are/have y, so an x should have y. (May 04, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 03, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 03, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 03, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 03, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 03, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 01, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 02, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 02, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 02, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 02, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 02, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 02, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 01, 2019)
A racy issue... (May 01, 2019)
Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem? (May 01, 2019)
Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem? (Apr 28, 2019)
Argument against Church/State Separation (May 01, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (May 01, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (Apr 30, 2019)
Because others are also undergoing this. What fallacy is this? (May 01, 2019)
Because others are also undergoing this. What fallacy is this? (May 01, 2019)
Because others are also undergoing this. What fallacy is this? (May 01, 2019)
Because others are also undergoing this. What fallacy is this? (May 01, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (May 01, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (Apr 30, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (Apr 30, 2019)
Did you do it yourself. (Apr 30, 2019)
What is the fallacy (Apr 30, 2019)
What is the fallacy (Apr 30, 2019)
Is this a logical fallacy? If So what is it called? (Apr 30, 2019)
Is this a logical fallacy? If So what is it called? (Apr 30, 2019)
Is this a logical fallacy? If So what is it called? (Apr 30, 2019)
Is this a logical fallacy? If So what is it called? (Apr 30, 2019)
Is this a fallacy and if so what is it called? (Apr 29, 2019)
Is this a fallacy and if so what is it called? (Apr 29, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 29, 2019)
Is this a fallacy and if so what is it called? (Apr 28, 2019)
Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem? (Apr 29, 2019)
Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem? (Apr 28, 2019)
Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem? (Apr 28, 2019)
Did I commit any fallacies here? (Apr 28, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 28, 2019)
Did I commit any fallacies here? (Apr 27, 2019)
Did I commit any fallacies here? (Apr 27, 2019)
What kind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 26, 2019)
What kind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 26, 2019)
What Kind of Logical fallacy is This? (Apr 26, 2019)
What Kind of Logical fallacy is This? (Apr 26, 2019)
What Kind of Logical fallacy is This? (Apr 25, 2019)
What Kind of Logical fallacy is This? (Apr 25, 2019)
What Kind of Logical fallacy is This? (Apr 25, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 25, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 17, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 25, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 25, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 24, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 24, 2019)
I need help comparing fallacies in two similar arguements, please (Apr 24, 2019)
I need help comparing fallacies in two similar arguements, please (Apr 24, 2019)
I need help comparing fallacies in two similar arguements, please (Apr 23, 2019)
I need help comparing fallacies in two similar arguements, please (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 23, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 23, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 23, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 17, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 22, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 21, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 18, 2019)
This distinguished professor offers evidence of God's existence. (Apr 18, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 17, 2019)
Is it simply comparing apples to oranges? (Apr 17, 2019)
What kIind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 17, 2019)
What kIind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 17, 2019)
What kIind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 17, 2019)
What kIind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 17, 2019)
What kIind of logical fallacy is this? (Apr 17, 2019)
I am proud of my family because they fought in the Union army... (Apr 16, 2019)
I am proud of my family because they fought in the Union army... (Apr 16, 2019)
I am proud of my family because they fought in the Union army... (Apr 16, 2019)
I am proud of my family because they fought in the Union army... (Apr 16, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 16, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 15, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 16, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 16, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 16, 2019)
Atheist vs Theist Argument Fallacy? (Apr 15, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 15, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 11, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 14, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 13, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 13, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 12, 2019)
So was sent this video on the worth of education and diplomas it’s about 3 mins are there any logical fallacies in it? (Apr 11, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 11, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 11, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 08, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 11, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 11, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
What Kind of logical fallacy is This? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 09, 2019)
Again, a conspiracy theory that is not baseless but is reality (Apr 09, 2019)
Again, a conspiracy theory that is not baseless but is reality (Apr 09, 2019)
Again, a conspiracy theory that is not baseless but is reality (Apr 09, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 09, 2019)
So there’s a huge debate on ab african pre Colombian contact . one commenter in a video on this su. . . (Apr 09, 2019)
So there’s a huge debate on ab african pre Colombian contact . one commenter in a video on this su. . . (Apr 07, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 09, 2019)
When someone doesnt understand and comprehend the substance or message you are conveying, but instea. . . (Apr 09, 2019)
Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 07, 2019)

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