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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 is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (29 hours ago)
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Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (21 hours ago)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (22 hours ago)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (25 hours ago)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (23 hours ago)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (24 hours ago)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (24 hours ago)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (24 hours ago)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (24 hours ago)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (25 hours ago)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (25 hours ago)
Fallacy: Record snowfall debunks global warming (27 hours ago)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (27 hours ago)
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Beliefs of member of group are not representative of beliefs of all members. (51 hours ago)
Beliefs of member of group are not representative of beliefs of all members. (51 hours ago)
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Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (3 days ago)
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Making the obvious truth sound weird (3 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (3 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (3 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (3 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (3 days ago)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (3 days ago)
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Christian says hugging is a sin (3 days ago)
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Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (4 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (4 days ago)
Making the obvious truth sound weird (4 days ago)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (4 days ago)
Does this fallacy exist? (5 days ago)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 13, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 02, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Apr 17, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Apr 17, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 17, 2018)
Hi, I saw the following words in a picture. I want to know what fallacy is it? Thank you in advance!. . . (Apr 16, 2018)
Hi, I saw the following words in a picture. I want to know what fallacy is it? Thank you in advance!. . . (Apr 17, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 15, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 15, 2018)
Does this fallacy exist? (Apr 13, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 07, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Is it possible to go through life without using any fallacious reasoning? (Apr 08, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Apr 02, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Apr 02, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Mar 30, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Apr 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Apr 01, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 31, 2018)
Is "no swans are black" a cleverly disguised double-negative? (Mar 31, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 31, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 29, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 30, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 30, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 27, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 21, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 29, 2018)
Confusing Persuaded with Coerced? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 29, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 28, 2018)
X is not a problem because Y is a bigger problem? (Mar 28, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 25, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 25, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 23, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 23, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 23, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
what is the fallacy that declares the existence of finite absolutes (Mar 22, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 19, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 19, 2018)
Is there a fallacy in my statement? (Mar 19, 2018)
A fallacy of hypocrisy? (Mar 19, 2018)
Does the "butterfly effect" typify the slippery slope fallacy? (Mar 13, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 12, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 12, 2018)
Christian says hugging is a sin (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 11, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 10, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 09, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 09, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
Does a variation of the etymological fallacy have a different name? (Mar 08, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 07, 2018)
Non-forensic evidence - a logical fallacy? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 08, 2018)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Jun 09, 2015)
What fallacy is found in this text? (Mar 07, 2018)
Does a variation of the etymological fallacy have a different name? (Mar 06, 2018)
Does a variation of the etymological fallacy have a different name? (Mar 07, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 07, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 01, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 06, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 05, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 05, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 04, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 04, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? (Mar 03, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? (Mar 03, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 03, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 02, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
What's the difference between "appeal to unqualified authority" and "ad hominem circumstantial" (Mar 02, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 02, 2018)
confusing goals of a group with goals of a faction (Mar 02, 2018)
confusing goals of a group with goals of a faction (Mar 02, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 27, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Mar 01, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Do both the theist and the atheist exhibit faith? (Feb 28, 2018)
Fortune 500 companies do [something], so proof! (Feb 27, 2018)
Fortune 500 companies do [something], so proof! (Feb 27, 2018)
What is the proper name of the "knowledge fallacy"? Or "generalisation fallacy" . . . (Feb 25, 2018)
What is the proper name of the "knowledge fallacy"? Or "generalisation fallacy" . . . (Feb 26, 2018)
confusing goals of a group with goals of a faction (Feb 25, 2018)
Is hasty conclusion and overgeneralization, the same fallacy? (Feb 22, 2018)
Is hasty conclusion and overgeneralization, the same fallacy? (Feb 22, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 17, 2018)
Disagreeing with part of it is not disagreeing with all of it... (Feb 16, 2018)
Whataboutism (Feb 16, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 16, 2018)
Disagreeing with part of it is not disagreeing with all of it... (Feb 14, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 14, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 15, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 15, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 14, 2018)
Can there please be a fallacy of class justice? (Feb 13, 2018)
Can there please be a fallacy of class justice? (Feb 13, 2018)
Whataboutism (Feb 13, 2018)
Whataboutism (Feb 13, 2018)
Whataboutism (Feb 11, 2018)
when did you stop cheating on your girl friend? (Feb 08, 2018)
when did you stop cheating on your girl friend? (Feb 08, 2018)
what is slippery slope? (Feb 06, 2018)
what is slippery slope? (Feb 07, 2018)
Illegality of holocaust denial as an argument for holocaust denial: fallacious? (Feb 07, 2018)
Illegality of holocaust denial as an argument for holocaust denial: fallacious? (Feb 07, 2018)
Illegality of holocaust denial as an argument for holocaust denial: fallacious? (Feb 07, 2018)
what is slippery slope? (Feb 07, 2018)
Illegality of holocaust denial as an argument for holocaust denial: fallacious? (Feb 06, 2018)
what is slippery slope? (Feb 07, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 05, 2018)
What fallacy is this? (Feb 05, 2018)
What fallacy is this? (Feb 06, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 05, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 05, 2018)
Damn Company Z for saying their product doesn't contain poison! (Feb 05, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 02, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)

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