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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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Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (28 hours ago)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (28 hours ago)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 14, 2019)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (28 hours ago)
Subjectivist fallacy or just mere opinion? (33 hours ago)
Principle of explosion (33 hours ago)
Principle of explosion (4 days ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (52 hours ago)
Bothered by oft-repeated quote (53 hours ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (64 hours ago)
When someone asks: Do you trust science or some ancient fairy tale. (64 hours ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (67 hours ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (Jun 07, 2019)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (68 hours ago)
I need some help (3 days ago)
I need some help (3 days ago)
Principle of explosion (3 days ago)
I need some help (3 days ago)
Principle of explosion (3 days ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (3 days ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (3 days ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (3 days ago)
Principle of explosion (3 days ago)
Bothered by oft-repeated quote (3 days ago)
Principle of explosion (3 days ago)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (3 days ago)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (4 days ago)
How many fallacies are included in the question? (3 days ago)
I need some help (4 days ago)
I need some help (Jun 09, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (4 days ago)
I need some help (4 days ago)
I need some help (4 days ago)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (4 days ago)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (4 days ago)
What is the argument of "I have the right, so I can"? (4 days ago)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (4 days ago)
"X is bad, therefore Y is good": what is this fallacy called? (Apr 13, 2017)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (5 days ago)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 18, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Argument that two things cannot be compared, when, in fact they can be compared (Jun 17, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
Manipulative "If" questions; is a leading question still a leading question if its answer is irrelevant? (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 15, 2019)
I really want to know if the aphorism is fallacious as KEN claimed, I also want to know the names of. . . (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 14, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 13, 2019)
Is fallacious reasoning used to get an argument going? (Jun 13, 2019)
Appeal To Reality (Jun 12, 2019)
Appeal To Reality (Jun 12, 2019)
Appeal To Reality (Jun 12, 2019)
Appeal To Reality (Jun 12, 2019)
Is this a valid use of the Reductio ad Absurdum? (Jun 10, 2019)
Is this a valid use of the Reductio ad Absurdum? (Jun 09, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 09, 2019)
Is this a valid use of the Reductio ad Absurdum? (Jun 09, 2019)
I need some help (Jun 09, 2019)
Would also call this argument from Fallacy? (argumentum ad logicam) (Jun 09, 2019)
Is this a valid use of the Reductio ad Absurdum? (Jun 09, 2019)
Would also call this argument from Fallacy? (argumentum ad logicam) (Jun 09, 2019)
Would also call this argument from Fallacy? (argumentum ad logicam) (Jun 09, 2019)
Can someone please help me obvert the following categorical propositions? (Jun 09, 2019)
Can someone please help me obvert the following categorical propositions? (Jun 08, 2019)
Would also call this argument from Fallacy? (argumentum ad logicam) (Jun 07, 2019)
Would also call this argument from Fallacy? (argumentum ad logicam) (Jun 08, 2019)
When someone asks: Do you trust science or some ancient fairy tale. (Jun 08, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 08, 2019)
When someone asks: Do you trust science or some ancient fairy tale. (Jun 08, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 08, 2019)
Is this affirming the consequent? (Jun 07, 2019)
Is this affirming the consequent? (Jun 07, 2019)
Is this affirming the consequent? (Jun 07, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 07, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 07, 2019)
Assigning a motive and then attacking the motive (Jun 07, 2019)
Assigning a motive and then attacking the motive (Jun 07, 2019)
Assigning a motive and then attacking the motive (Jun 06, 2019)
Assigning a motive and then attacking the motive (Jun 06, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Jun 06, 2019)
Assigning a motive and then attacking the motive (Jun 06, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jun 06, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jun 06, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (Jun 06, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (Jun 06, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (Jun 06, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (Jun 06, 2019)
Everything is designed (Jun 06, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (Jun 06, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 03, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (Jun 06, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Jun 06, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Jun 05, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Jun 04, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Jun 04, 2019)
A YouTube Video of a 2006 Talk, Entitled "Global Warming: Fallacies and Substantial Doubt" (Jun 04, 2019)
A YouTube Video of a 2006 Talk, Entitled "Global Warming: Fallacies and Substantial Doubt" (Jun 04, 2019)
A YouTube Video of a 2006 Talk, Entitled "Global Warming: Fallacies and Substantial Doubt" (Jun 04, 2019)
A YouTube Video of a 2006 Talk, Entitled "Global Warming: Fallacies and Substantial Doubt" (Jun 02, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 04, 2019)
Is this an argument of the beard fallacy? (Jun 04, 2019)
A YouTube Video of a 2006 Talk, Entitled "Global Warming: Fallacies and Substantial Doubt" (Jun 03, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (Jun 03, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (Jun 03, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (Jun 03, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (May 28, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (Jun 01, 2019)
Are there any fallacies here? (Jun 01, 2019)
Are there any fallacies here? (Jun 01, 2019)
Are there any fallacies here? (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Are there any fallacies here? (May 31, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 31, 2019)
Are there any fallacies here? (May 31, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 31, 2019)
Please See this Debate(It's a debate about Fictional characters) (May 31, 2019)
Please See this Debate(It's a debate about Fictional characters) (May 30, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 29, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 30, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 29, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 29, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 29, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 29, 2019)
Climate is always changing (May 29, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 29, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 29, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 29, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 29, 2019)
Slippery Slope, Weak Analogy, or ____________. What is this fallacy?! (May 28, 2019)
Proving the existence of Nothing (May 28, 2019)
Proving the existence of Nothing (May 28, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 28, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 28, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 28, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 28, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 28, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 27, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 27, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 20, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
Everything is designed (May 27, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 26, 2019)
Is this circular reasoning? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 26, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 26, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 25, 2019)
Proving the existence of Nothing (May 26, 2019)
Proving the existence of Nothing (May 25, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 26, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 23, 2019)
Proving the existence of Nothing (May 25, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 25, 2019)
Pretty sure this is a dichotomous thinking example? (May 25, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 25, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 25, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 25, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 25, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 25, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 24, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 23, 2019)
What fallacy is this? (May 23, 2019)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (May 23, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 23, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 21, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 22, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (May 22, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (May 21, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 22, 2019)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (May 19, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (May 22, 2019)
Please, what is the difference between a logical fallacy and a cognitive bias. Thanks. (May 22, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 22, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 21, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 19, 2019)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (May 21, 2019)
Any statistical Fallacy here? (May 21, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 21, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 21, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 21, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 21, 2019)
Is this viral blog post logically consistent? (May 21, 2019)
No Uterus, No Opinion. Is this a fallacy? (May 21, 2019)
Resurrection argument (May 21, 2019)

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