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Ad hominem Tries to counter an argument by attacking the person, rather than addressing the argument itself.
Ad ignorantiam States that a specific belief is true because we don’t know that it isn’t true.
Argument from authority Argues that something is true because a respected individual (an individual with authority) says it is.
Correlation implies causation Fairly self-explanatory. Correlation DOES NOT imply causation.
False Dichotomy Reducing a set of many possibilities to only two, in order to make a choice seem obvious when it is not.
Non sequitur “Doesn’t follow”. When the conclusion of an argument does not follow from its premises.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc “After this, therefore because of this”. Implies that because B happened after A, A must have caused B.
Straw Man Misrepresenting an argument in order to make it easier to argue against.
Tu quoque “You too”. Justifying an action because someone else did it first, or damning a claim because its proposer has not adhered to it in the past.
Ignoratio elenchi Presenting an argument which, although it may be true, is not relevant to the topic in hand.
Oh my god this post is perfection, reblogged to get some useful knowledge up in dis bitch.
Ugh god I love logical fallacies. Sometimes I go through the Daily Mail and highlight sentences with their matching logic flaw. Sometimes I do it when I’m drunk too.
I want to break this out in everyday conversation, and make my peers think I’m even more of a pretentious asshole than they do now.
That sounds fun, right? Yeah?
Are you kidding? That sounds like a riot. And it’s funny - some of these are lawyers’ terms. I remember reading about them in some kind of text on law (because I’m a nerd). It’s interesting how there’s a name for everything.
My ask box, every fucking day, mostly anons.
I MISS LOGIC CLASS SO MUCH.
False Dichotomies & Correlation does not imply Causation are two of my biggest pet peeves
( 2 Points ) My name: Caitlin
( 2 Points ) My last name: Bourne
( 5 Points ) Take a stab at my middle name: It's probably in the Awkward Archives. I'm too lazy to look it up though. Sorry
( 3 Points ) Who am I in love with: You never talk about it ANYWHERE.
( 2 Points ) Where did we meet: Online: Awkwards In-Person: HAS NOT HAPPENED YET. Let's fix this now.
( 2 Points ) What kind of car do I drive: You just walk on campus. and your parents own the car you drive at home.
( 2 Points ) Where do I work: No idea
( 3 Points ) Something that I am afraid of: see above.
( 2 Points ) Do I smoke: No
( 3 Points ) Do I drink: occasionally
( 2 Points ) Do I have any siblings: Nope
( 2 Points ) How many: Nope
( 1 Point ) Do I like ‘em: Nope
( 4 Points ) What’s one of my favorite things to do: Watch Tv
( 2 Points ) How many piercings do I have: Ears
( 3 Points ) Name a song that I love: Hot 'n' Cold! Of course!
( 4 Points ) Am I shy or outgoing: I don't even know. You're just awkward
( 3 Points ) Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules: follow the rules
( 2 Points ) What’s my favorite color: Blue?
( 3 Points ) Name something I hate: No Idea. ( I fail.)
( 4 Points ) Name a talent I have: Getting your hair really straight when you straighten it.
( 4 Points ) Do I have any pets: nope
( 5 Points ) What is the color of my room: White
( 5 Points ) Give me a movie or TV quote that I love: Wow, sarcasm, that’s original.
( 5 Points + on creativeness ) If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring: A computer with unlimited battery and internet connection.
70-75 Points; Stalker Extraordinaire!
60-69 Points; Hard-Working Stalker
50-59 Points; Decent Stalker
20-49 Points; Stalker-In-Training
00-19 Points; Fail Stalker or New Stalker
You got 45! I’m impressed considering that we’ve never actually met IRL =P
I have 1 brother, 1 half-brother, and I have a cat.
I gave you half-credit for the room one, because my room at school is white, but my room at home is pink (which is my favorite color)