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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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Is there a “me too” fallacy? (6 hours ago)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (6 hours ago)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (6 hours ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (4 days ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (4 days ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (4 days ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (5 days ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (5 days ago)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (5 days ago)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (5 days ago)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Nov 09, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Nov 13, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 12, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 11, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 12, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 11, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 11, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
If a double standard is the incorrect application of different standards to similar situations, then. . . (Nov 09, 2018)
If a double standard is the incorrect application of different standards to similar situations, then. . . (Nov 09, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 09, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Nov 09, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Nov 09, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Nov 09, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 07, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
Is money concrete or abstract? (Nov 08, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 07, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 07, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 07, 2018)
Can an argument be fallacious for liberals yet sound for conservatives, and vice versa? (Nov 06, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Nov 06, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Nov 05, 2018)
Can an argument be fallacious for liberals yet sound for conservatives, and vice versa? (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 04, 2018)
Can an argument be fallacious for liberals yet sound for conservatives, and vice versa? (Nov 06, 2018)
Can an argument be fallacious for liberals yet sound for conservatives, and vice versa? (Nov 06, 2018)
Can an argument be fallacious for liberals yet sound for conservatives, and vice versa? (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Nov 06, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 06, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Nov 05, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 05, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 05, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 05, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 05, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 05, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 05, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 05, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 05, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Nov 05, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Nov 03, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Nov 02, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 03, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 03, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Nov 03, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 02, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 02, 2018)
We should be thankful that god provides us all with air to breathe. (Nov 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is this? (Nov 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is this? (Nov 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is this? (Nov 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is this? (Oct 31, 2018)
Fallacy in which two forms or meanings of the same word are used (Oct 23, 2018)
Fallacy in which two forms or meanings of the same word are used (Oct 23, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 21, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 21, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 21, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 21, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 19, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 21, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 20, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 20, 2018)
Is this a red herring or something else? Use of two word phrase to comment on a much larger argument. . . (Oct 19, 2018)
Bait and Switch (Oct 15, 2018)
Bait and Switch (Oct 12, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Oct 06, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Oct 05, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Oct 05, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Jan 26, 2017)
The historians fallacy and moral relativism. (Oct 05, 2018)
The historians fallacy and moral relativism. (Sep 30, 2018)
The historians fallacy and moral relativism. (Oct 05, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Oct 05, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 04, 2018)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Oct 04, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 03, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 03, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 01, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 03, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 02, 2018)
What fallacy? (Oct 02, 2018)
The historians fallacy and moral relativism. (Oct 01, 2018)
Which fallacy is this? (Sep 30, 2018)
Is "Ever Increasing" the same as "Infinite"? (Sep 30, 2018)
Is "Ever Increasing" the same as "Infinite"? (Sep 29, 2018)
Is "Ever Increasing" the same as "Infinite"? (Sep 29, 2018)
Is "Ever Increasing" the same as "Infinite"? (Sep 29, 2018)
Bias towards the first version you have heard, Primacy Bias? (Sep 29, 2018)
Bias towards the first version you have heard, Primacy Bias? (Sep 29, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 28, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 28, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 24, 2018)
Senate Hearings for Kavanaugh SCOTUS nominee (Sep 28, 2018)
Senate Hearings for Kavanaugh SCOTUS nominee (Sep 27, 2018)
Which fallacy is this? (Sep 27, 2018)
Senate Hearings for Kavanaugh SCOTUS nominee (Sep 28, 2018)
Senate Hearings for Kavanaugh SCOTUS nominee (Sep 28, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Sep 26, 2018)
consent for sex vs shopping comparison in marriage (Sep 26, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 25, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 25, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 25, 2018)
If one is false, then all are false. (Sep 25, 2018)
consent for sex vs shopping comparison in marriage (Sep 16, 2018)
consent for sex vs shopping comparison in marriage (Sep 06, 2018)
Concept fallacy? (Sep 15, 2018)
Concept fallacy? (Sep 14, 2018)
consent for sex vs shopping comparison in marriage (Sep 09, 2018)
consent for sex vs shopping comparison in marriage (Sep 07, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Sep 03, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Sep 03, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Sep 03, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Sep 01, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Sep 01, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Sep 01, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 30, 2018)
"1,000 People Can't Keep a Secret!" (Sep 01, 2018)
"1,000 People Can't Keep a Secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
"10,000 people can't keep a secret!" (Aug 31, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 30, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 30, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 30, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 29, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 29, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 25, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 28, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 28, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 25, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 28, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 28, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 27, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 26, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 26, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 26, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 26, 2018)
Barriers and resistance (Aug 26, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 26, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 26, 2018)
Counter-argument that doesn't address argument? (Aug 26, 2018)
Is the so called by some Chesterton fence fallacy really a fallcy? (Aug 25, 2018)
Is the so called by some Chesterton fence fallacy really a fallcy? (Aug 25, 2018)
Is the so called by some Chesterton fence fallacy really a fallcy? (Aug 25, 2018)
Is the so called by some Chesterton fence fallacy really a fallcy? (Aug 25, 2018)
Is the so called by some Chesterton fence fallacy really a fallcy? (Sep 03, 2015)
Is voting a fallacy? (Aug 20, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 23, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 23, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 22, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 22, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 22, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 22, 2018)
Is voting a fallacy? (Aug 22, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 22, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 21, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 21, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 20, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 21, 2018)
Is voting a fallacy? (Aug 21, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 21, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 21, 2018)
Is voting a fallacy? (Aug 21, 2018)
Treating things that are alike as equal. (Aug 21, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 20, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 19, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 18, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 18, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 17, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 17, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 17, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 16, 2018)
Proof by asking questions (Aug 17, 2018)
How effective is the identification of fallacies really? (Aug 17, 2018)
Proof by asking questions (Aug 17, 2018)
Proof by asking questions (Aug 15, 2018)
Fallacy of Association (Aug 16, 2018)
Fallacy of Association (Aug 16, 2018)
Proof by asking questions (Aug 16, 2018)
Fallacy of Association (Aug 16, 2018)
Hi :) is there a fallacy committed when a person disputes other's experiences because someone is exp. . . (Aug 15, 2018)
Hi :) is there a fallacy committed when a person disputes other's experiences because someone is exp. . . (Aug 15, 2018)
Hi :) is there a fallacy committed when a person disputes other's experiences because someone is exp. . . (Aug 15, 2018)
Hi :) is there a fallacy committed when a person disputes other's experiences because someone is exp. . . (Aug 14, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 13, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 12, 2018)
What logical fallacies when these three statments fall under? (Aug 12, 2018)
What logical fallacies when these three statments fall under? (Aug 12, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 12, 2018)
What logical fallacies when these three statments fall under? (Aug 12, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 12, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 11, 2018)
"He destroyed his own country" fallacy (Aug 12, 2018)

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