Selections from this extensive collection of logical fallacies are commonly used to win an argument as a last ditch effort to come out ahead. However, if I’m debating an issue and begin to hear them, I don’t see much point in continuing. I enjoy a good debate as long as it stays with the original issue.
The upcoming elections are sure to provide prime examples of debating everything but the main topic. In fact, you could make a game of it by keeping track of how many fallacies are used in a single debate or speech.