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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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Chesterton's Folly (68 hours ago)
Chesterton's Folly (3 days ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (3 days ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (3 days ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (3 days ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (3 days ago)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (3 days ago)
What is the logical fallacy in this meme? (5 days ago)
What is the logical fallacy in this meme? (5 days ago)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (5 days ago)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (Aug 17, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (Aug 19, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (Aug 18, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (Aug 17, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy that feminists commonly use to vandalize during protests? (Aug 17, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy in this meme? (Aug 17, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy in this meme? (Aug 17, 2019)
What is the logical fallacy in this meme? (Aug 17, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 17, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 14, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 17, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 17, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 17, 2019)
Is it possible to win the upcoming presidential debate without wielding fallacy? (Aug 17, 2019)
Person A makes Claim X. Person B states Claim X is baseless. Person A then states that at some point. . . (Aug 15, 2019)
Person A makes Claim X. Person B states Claim X is baseless. Person A then states that at some point. . . (Aug 14, 2019)
Person A makes Claim X. Person B states Claim X is baseless. Person A then states that at some point. . . (Aug 15, 2019)
Person A makes Claim X. Person B states Claim X is baseless. Person A then states that at some point. . . (Aug 15, 2019)
Person A makes Claim X. Person B states Claim X is baseless. Person A then states that at some point. . . (Aug 15, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 14, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 14, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 14, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 14, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 13, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 13, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 13, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 13, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 13, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Aug 12, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Aug 08, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 12, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 12, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 10, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 11, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Fallacy of association or conspiracy fallacy? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 10, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 09, 2019)
Whataboutism (Aug 09, 2019)
Dismissing facts by quoting them with irony (Aug 08, 2019)
Dismissing facts by quoting them with irony (Aug 08, 2019)
Dismissing facts by quoting them with irony (Aug 08, 2019)
Whataboutism (Aug 08, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Aug 08, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Aug 08, 2019)
Quora is a Q/A site. Can you comment on the fallac(y,ies) in the question shown? (Aug 08, 2019)
Whataboutism (Aug 08, 2019)
Whataboutism (Aug 08, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 07, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 07, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 07, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 07, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Reductio Ad Aburdum and false accusation of false analogy/false equivalence + strawman?? (Aug 06, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 06, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 06, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 06, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 06, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
What fallacy is this if any? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
What fallacy is this if any? (Aug 05, 2019)
What fallacy is this if any? (Aug 05, 2019)
What fallacy is this if any? (Aug 04, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
What fallacy is this if any? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 05, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 04, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 04, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 04, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Aug 04, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 03, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 03, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 02, 2019)
You've never experienced X, so you can't have an opinion on it (Aug 03, 2019)
Abortion as self-defense (Aug 03, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
Is God of the gaps a fallacy? (Aug 02, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Aug 01, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 31, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 31, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 31, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 31, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 31, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 31, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 31, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 28, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 31, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 30, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 30, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 30, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 08, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 30, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
Resurrection argument (Jul 30, 2019)
I need the words for what I’m thinking. Help! (Jul 30, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 30, 2019)
If I punch you then you deserved it. (Jul 30, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 30, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 29, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 28, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 28, 2019)
Is the statement 'Depression is a medical illness that......' a begging the question logical fallacy? (Jul 28, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 27, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 25, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 27, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 27, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 26, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 24, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 26, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 26, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 17, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 26, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Accusing people of 'playing the racist card'. (Jul 26, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 26, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 26, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 26, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 25, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 25, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
What logical fallacies are employed in this statement, "Good and evil must be defined by an imm. . . (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 25, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is calling people racist racist? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 24, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 23, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 24, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 24, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 23, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 23, 2019)
What do you call justifying the caging of children? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 23, 2019)
Rephrasing Your Question Back To You (Jul 23, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 23, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is it true that no person is above the Law in the United States? (Jul 22, 2019)
Is Trump the Nazi because Nazis attend his rallies? (Jul 22, 2019)

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