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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 fallacy here, and how to respond to it? (11 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here, and how to respond to it? (12 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here, and how to respond to it? (14 hours ago)
Where, when, how and why logicall reasoning has originated? (12 hours ago)
Where, when, how and why logicall reasoning has originated? (44 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here, and how to respond to it? (13 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here, and how to respond to it? (13 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here (29 hours ago)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 09, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (30 hours ago)
A checklist for determining the truth (36 hours ago)
A checklist for determining the truth (38 hours ago)
Where, when, how and why logicall reasoning has originated? (41 hours ago)
Where, when, how and why logicall reasoning has originated? (44 hours ago)
Which one is it? (44 hours ago)
Which one is it? (45 hours ago)
“Denialism” Popular Political Label. List of Atributable Fallicies? (3 days ago)
“Denialism” Popular Political Label. List of Atributable Fallicies? (Mar 11, 2019)
“Denialism” Popular Political Label. List of Atributable Fallicies? (4 days ago)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (4 days ago)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (Mar 17, 2019)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (4 days ago)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (5 days ago)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (5 days ago)
Fallacy about entities with no volition and consciousness such as objects, conditions or concepts be. . . (5 days ago)
How do I respond to presuppositionalist's claim that circular logic is not fallacious? (5 days ago)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 17, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 17, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 16, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 04, 2019)
"Title wave" of citations (Mar 16, 2019)
"Title wave" of citations (Mar 16, 2019)
"Title wave" of citations (Mar 16, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 16, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 14, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 14, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 13, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 13, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 13, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
“Denialism” Popular Political Label. List of Atributable Fallicies? (Mar 11, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 10, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 09, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 08, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 08, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 08, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 08, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
When person A quotes "somebody" and they secretly agree with "somebody" and Pers. . . (Mar 07, 2019)
When person A quotes "somebody" and they secretly agree with "somebody" and Pers. . . (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 07, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 05, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 07, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 06, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 06, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 06, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 06, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 06, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 04, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 04, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 02, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 23, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 22, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 22, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 22, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 22, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 22, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 19, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 21, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 20, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 19, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 16, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 19, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (Feb 19, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 18, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 18, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 17, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 17, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 16, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 15, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 11, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 08, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 11, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 10, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 09, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 07, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 08, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 08, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 07, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 07, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 06, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 04, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 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? (Feb 04, 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? (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 02, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 29, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 26, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Jan 25, 2019)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Jan 26, 2017)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 21, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 21, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 21, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 20, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 20, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
Are these good analogies? (Jan 14, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 11, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 08, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 04, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 02, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 02, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Dec 31, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 31, 2018)

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