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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:15 PM

Know your Fallacies!



Saw this elsewhere on the Internets, and thought that it could be useful here as well.

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Reply Know your Fallacies! (Original post)
riqster Aug 2013 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2013 #1
riqster Aug 2013 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2013 #3
riqster Aug 2013 #6
pscot Aug 2013 #7
ZombieHorde Aug 2013 #11
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #4
riqster Aug 2013 #5
Bragi Aug 2013 #8
riqster Aug 2013 #9
Bragi Aug 2013 #10

Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:17 PM

1. They forgot a few

Strawman, No True Scotsman, Red Herring, Slippery Slope, etc.

If anyone wants to see any of these, then just go to any internet messageboard anywhere and they'll be on full display.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:22 PM

2. They left a fair few out, yes.

But it is always handy to have a reminder.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

6. Bookmarking. Thanks! nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:37 PM

7. I printed that. Thanks

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:05 PM

11. There are hundreds of fallacies, according to some of my professors. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

4. people/facts/viewpoints

 

People have their own views on things. Sometimes these views do not agree. Pay close attention if they do not. Think about them from a viewpoint other than factual. Is the view valid in that non-factual viewpoint? If so, then no fallacy exists with that view from that viewpoint. You should accept that view as fact.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

5. I usually default to data

In other words, whoever has the evidence on their side is who I will tend to listen to. It helps me to just blow past argument construction and get to the heart of the matter at hand.

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Response to riqster (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:43 PM

8. Admirable but hard to do

Studies show that people tend to process data/facts through existing beliefs, values, etc.

When facts don't reflect our settled view, we tend to discount them.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

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Response to Bragi (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:56 PM

9. Oh, yeah. Gotta watch out for that.

But in my experience, simply taking a well-constructed argument for Gospel without checking the factual bases is even trickier.

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:02 PM

10. Agreed! /nt

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