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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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Argument from incredulity and God. (24 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (25 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (25 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (25 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (26 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (27 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (27 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (36 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (42 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (43 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (43 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (43 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (47 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (48 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (3 days ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (49 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (49 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (49 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (50 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (50 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (51 hours ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (3 days ago)
Argument from incredulity and God. (3 days ago)
inferring that each of the parts of a whole has a certain properrty just because the whole has it amounts to the fallacyof ? (Nov 10, 2017)
inferring that each of the parts of a whole has a certain properrty just because the whole has it amounts to the fallacyof ? (Nov 10, 2017)
Might base-rate fallacy apply here? (Nov 10, 2017)
Might base-rate fallacy apply here? (Nov 09, 2017)
Might base-rate fallacy apply here? (Nov 10, 2017)
What is this fallacy? Fact abusing with amount of unknown (Nov 08, 2017)
What is this fallacy? Fact abusing with amount of unknown (Nov 08, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 19, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 19, 2017)
Apex fallacy what is it? Wiki page deleted (Oct 16, 2017)
Apex fallacy what is it? Wiki page deleted (Oct 16, 2017)
Describing a logical belief as an addictive aberration (Oct 15, 2017)
Describing a logical belief as an addictive aberration (Oct 15, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 15, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 14, 2017)
Describing a logical belief as an addictive aberration (Oct 15, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 15, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 15, 2017)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Oct 14, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 13, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 10, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 12, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 11, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Sep 15, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 11, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 10, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 10, 2017)
Presumption of Guilt (Oct 10, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Oct 10, 2017)
What kind of fallacy dismisses all conspiracy theory as bogus? (Oct 08, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 09, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Oct 10, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 10, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy dismisses all conspiracy theory as bogus? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
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Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy dismisses all conspiracy theory as bogus? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy dismisses all conspiracy theory as bogus? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
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Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy is committed when people keep ignoring refutation of their premises? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy is committed when people keep ignoring refutation of their premises? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
Is this fallacious? (Oct 09, 2017)
What kind of fallacy is committed when people keep ignoring refutation of their premises? (Oct 08, 2017)
What kind of fallacy dismisses all conspiracy theory as bogus? (Oct 09, 2017)
A Judge of 30 years states, "all heroin dealers have guns". (Sep 19, 2017)
A Judge of 30 years states, "all heroin dealers have guns". (Sep 18, 2017)
A Judge of 30 years states, "all heroin dealers have guns". (Sep 18, 2017)
A Judge of 30 years states, "all heroin dealers have guns". (Sep 18, 2017)
A Judge of 30 years states, "all heroin dealers have guns". (Sep 18, 2017)
Is refusing to argue an Ad hominem? (Sep 16, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 10, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 10, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 10, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 10, 2017)
If no conclusion is drawn, is it a fallacy? (Sep 09, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Sep 07, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 04, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 05, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 05, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 05, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 05, 2017)
Mirror to Appeal to Definition? (Sep 04, 2017)
Accusation of Starting an Argument (Sep 01, 2017)
Accusation of Starting an Argument (Sep 01, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Sep 01, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Sep 01, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Sep 01, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 31, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 31, 2017)
You've never experienced X, so you can't have an opinion on it (Aug 31, 2017)
You've never experienced X, so you can't have an opinion on it (Aug 31, 2017)
You've never experienced X, so you can't have an opinion on it (Sep 05, 2016)
Is responding to a statement that free speech should not be compromised with, "so Hitler had a . . . (Aug 31, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 31, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 30, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 30, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 30, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 28, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 28, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 28, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 27, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 25, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 27, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 27, 2017)
Are Fallacies Subjective? (Aug 25, 2017)
Are Fallacies Subjective? (Aug 27, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 26, 2017)
DOuble negative fallacy? (Aug 25, 2017)
Is responding to a statement that free speech should not be compromised with, "so Hitler had a . . . (Aug 25, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 25, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 25, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 25, 2017)
Are Fallacies Subjective? (Aug 25, 2017)
Is responding to a statement that free speech should not be compromised with, "so Hitler had a . . . (Aug 24, 2017)
Is responding to a statement that free speech should not be compromised with, "so Hitler had a . . . (Aug 24, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 23, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 24, 2017)
Is the 97% claim fallacious? (Aug 23, 2017)
Classifying Manipulation (Aug 20, 2017)
Classifying Manipulation (Aug 20, 2017)
Classifying Manipulation (Aug 20, 2017)
Atom bombs do not work (Aug 20, 2017)
Atom bombs do not work (Aug 20, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 20, 2017)
Atom bombs do not work (Aug 20, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 20, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 19, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 19, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 18, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 19, 2017)
Corporate Philanthropy (Aug 19, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 19, 2017)
Corporate Philanthropy (Aug 19, 2017)
Corporate Philanthropy (Aug 19, 2017)
Which fallacy? (Aug 19, 2017)
Which fallacy? (Aug 19, 2017)
Which fallacy? (Aug 18, 2017)
Is this an Argument from Silence? (Aug 19, 2017)
Everything = "Holocaust Denial" (Aug 19, 2017)
Which fallacy? (Aug 19, 2017)
Corporate Philanthropy (Aug 18, 2017)
Is this an Argument from Silence? (Aug 18, 2017)
Is this an Argument from Silence? (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
Is this an Argument from Silence? (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 17, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 18, 2017)
George Washington vs Robert E. Lee (Aug 17, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 17, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 17, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 16, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 17, 2017)
Is not the fallacy "argumentum ad bacculum" the "bottom line" of religion? (Aug 16, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 13, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 16, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 15, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 15, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 15, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 15, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 15, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 14, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 14, 2017)
The Only Way (Aug 13, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 11, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 10, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 11, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 11, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 10, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 10, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 09, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 10, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 10, 2017)
Spot the fallacies (Aug 10, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 10, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 10, 2017)
Person A uncovers & reports 1200 examples of Group B breaching professional guidelines. Support. . . (Aug 10, 2017)
North Korea - Slippery slope fallacy? (Aug 09, 2017)

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