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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 such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (3 days ago)
Disagreeing with part of it is not disagreeing with all of it... (4 days ago)
Whataboutism (4 days ago)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (4 days ago)
Disagreeing with part of it is not disagreeing with all of it... (5 days ago)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (Feb 14, 2018)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (5 days ago)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (5 days ago)
Is there such a thing as a victimhood fallacy? (5 days ago)
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)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 03, 2018)
Does objection to oversight suggest guilt? (Feb 02, 2018)
“Just Being Mean” (Jan 31, 2018)
“Just Being Mean” (Feb 01, 2018)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Feb 01, 2018)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Feb 01, 2018)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Feb 01, 2018)
Because someone is an atheist, they are inherently detrimental or at least useless to society. (Feb 01, 2018)
“Just Being Mean” (Feb 01, 2018)
“Just Being Mean” (Jan 31, 2018)
“Putting Women Against Other Women” (Jan 31, 2018)
“Putting Women Against Other Women” (Jan 31, 2018)
Bulverism versus Aristotelian analytics (Jan 29, 2018)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 02, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Jan 28, 2018)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Jan 28, 2018)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Jan 28, 2018)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Jan 28, 2018)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Jan 28, 2018)
Bulverism versus Aristotelian analytics (Jan 28, 2018)
Bulverism versus Aristotelian analytics (Jan 27, 2018)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 14, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Jan 27, 2018)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Jan 27, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 22, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 26, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 24, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 24, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 24, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 24, 2018)
Is this a fallacy, and if so what kind of fallacy? (Jan 23, 2018)
What fallacy would this be? (Jan 22, 2018)
What is the logical fallacy operating here? (Please see below.) (Jan 11, 2018)
What is the logical fallacy operating here? (Please see below.) (Jan 11, 2018)
What fallacy would this be? (Jan 05, 2018)
What fallacy would this be? (Jan 04, 2018)
What fallacy would this be? (Jan 05, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 05, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 05, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 05, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 03, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 05, 2018)
What fallacy would this be? (Jan 04, 2018)
Did I classify the fallacy correctly? (Jan 03, 2018)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 02, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 31, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 29, 2017)
Testimony, Accusations, and the Ad Hominem Fallacy (Dec 20, 2017)
Testimony, Accusations, and the Ad Hominem Fallacy (Dec 19, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 10, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 07, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 06, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 05, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 04, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 04, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 04, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 04, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 04, 2017)
Suspected logical fallacies in debate: "Hard Facts, Raw Video and Statistics", "Appea. . . (Dec 04, 2017)
Suspected logical fallacies in debate: "Hard Facts, Raw Video and Statistics", "Appea. . . (Dec 04, 2017)
Suspected logical fallacies in debate: "Hard Facts, Raw Video and Statistics", "Appea. . . (Dec 04, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 04, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 03, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 03, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 03, 2017)
Red Herring/Strawman/Avoiding the Issue? (Dec 02, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 02, 2017)
I need to know what this fallacy is please (Dec 02, 2017)
Question about the Fallacy Fallacy argument? (Nov 22, 2017)
Question about the Fallacy Fallacy argument? (Nov 22, 2017)
Question about the Fallacy Fallacy argument? (Nov 22, 2017)
Question about the Fallacy Fallacy argument? (Nov 22, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 17, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 2017)
Argument from incredulity and God. (Nov 16, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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