logical fallacies

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.

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  1. It’s sad how often these are used in daily conversation/debate. I’m not saying I haven’t been guilty of using them, but I too will just walk away from a conversation when attacked with a so called “logical fallicy”.

    Comment by Mel on September 17, 2003 @ 8:16 am
  2. As you may know, I love logic. I occasionally hear myself using invalid logic, but I try to have logical arguments. My moment of glory was when my English 316 teacher tried to teach logic and I kept correcting her. She finally had me just stand up and teach the class. heh.

    Comment by Cameron on September 18, 2003 @ 8:49 am
  3. Cameron is full of herself.

    Comment by Suzie on March 9, 2004 @ 8:45 pm
  4. I think Cameron is offended that you called him a girl. Cameron is a guy’s name — look in any baby-naming book that is pre-“Cameron Diaz”

    Comment by Cameron on March 9, 2004 @ 10:58 pm

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