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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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No True Scotsman (4 days ago)
God Equated to Unicorns (4 days ago)
What fallacy is this? (4 days ago)
Presumption of Guilt (4 days ago)
The Only Way (4 days ago)
The Only Way (4 days ago)
I used to believe in... (Jun 17, 2018)
I used to believe in... (Jun 15, 2018)
3. It must be deceptive (Jun 09, 2018)
3. It must be deceptive (Jun 09, 2018)
3. It must be deceptive (Jun 08, 2018)
3. It must be deceptive (Jun 08, 2018)
3. It must be deceptive (Jun 08, 2018)
I used to believe in... (Jun 08, 2018)
I used to believe in... (Jun 08, 2018)
I used to believe in... (Jun 07, 2018)
I used to believe in... (Jun 08, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 07, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Jun 06, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Jun 06, 2018)
Why Do Atheistic and Agnostic Scientists Get a Pass? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 18, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 06, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (Jun 05, 2018)
Is asking for too specific of proof a fallacy? (Jun 04, 2018)
Is asking for too specific of proof a fallacy? (Jun 04, 2018)
Is asking for too specific of proof a fallacy? (Jun 03, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 04, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 04, 2018)
Is asking for too specific of proof a fallacy? (Jun 04, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 03, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 03, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 03, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 03, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 01, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 02, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 01, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 01, 2018)
Is there a name for claiming you're more intelligent (Jun 01, 2018)
It could be worse fallacy (Jun 01, 2018)
It could be worse fallacy (May 30, 2018)
It could be worse fallacy (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 24, 2018)
Argument against authority fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Argument against authority fallacy? (May 24, 2018)
Argument against authority fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 29, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 28, 2018)
Is "sins of the father" a logical fallacy? (May 28, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
You have rights - as long as you don't use them. (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 24, 2018)
If your phone is not charged, it won’t work. But your phone is charged, so it will work. (May 24, 2018)
If your phone is not charged, it won’t work. But your phone is charged, so it will work. (May 24, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 23, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 23, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 22, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 22, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 21, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 21, 2018)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (May 21, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (May 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy that exploits the need to feel needed? (May 20, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 20, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 20, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 20, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 19, 2018)
What's the name of the fallacy of the form 'You're wrong about X, therefore you're wrong about Y'? (May 19, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 18, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 18, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 18, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 17, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 14, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 17, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 17, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 17, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 17, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 16, 2018)
Why try when we all die anyway? (May 16, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 15, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 15, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 15, 2018)
Can an Atheist be a logician (May 15, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 14, 2018)
Appeal to the status quo (May 14, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 14, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 09, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 14, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 11, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 14, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 14, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 12, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 13, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 13, 2018)
Is it a straw man if the rebuttal gets parts of what you said wrong? (May 12, 2018)
Righteousness Fallacy with a Twist (May 11, 2018)
The Naturalistic and Moralistic Fallacies (May 10, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 10, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is calling a conman a philanthropist? (May 09, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 06, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 04, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 06, 2018)
Thatcher’s Blame (May 05, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 03, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 03, 2018)
Surah 4.82 of the Quran appears to contain at least one logical fallacy. This is the relevant verse:. . . (May 02, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (May 01, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 30, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
All or nothing (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 29, 2018)
Animals are sentient (like humans) so we should treat them like humans and not exploit (eat) them. (Apr 28, 2018)
“Free Thinker” (Apr 28, 2018)
“Free Thinker” (Apr 28, 2018)
When people confuse relative terms with absolute terms (Apr 27, 2018)
When people confuse relative terms with absolute terms (Apr 26, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 26, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 25, 2018)
Are these a set of logical fallacies used in arguments? (Apr 24, 2018)
Constitutional rights (Apr 24, 2018)
Constitutional rights (Apr 24, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 24, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 23, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 23, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
Is their a fallacy for when someone synomymize one subject for another? (Apr 22, 2018)
What is it called when someone takes one instance of something and then implies a universal future a. . . (Apr 22, 2018)

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