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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #195 on: August 17, 2007, 01:37:17 PM »
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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #196 on: August 17, 2007, 01:43:40 PM »
Affirming the consequent
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FALLACY #32
« Reply #197 on: August 17, 2007, 01:54:35 PM »
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EXAMPLE #32

The SGU Rogues said that Ward Churchill's firing for academic misconduct was good because he had crazy 9/11 conspiracy theories.  In fact, Churchill did not have crazy 9/11 conspiracy theories.  Therefore, his firing was NOT a good thing.
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Re: FALLACY #32
« Reply #198 on: August 17, 2007, 01:55:06 PM »
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LAST ONE!
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EXAMPLE #32

The SGU Rogues said that Ward Churchill's firing for academic misconduct was good because he had crazy 9/11 conspiracy theories.  In fact, Churchill did not have crazy 9/11 conspiracy theories.  Therefore, his firing was NOT a good thing.


Assuming the converse.  (Edit: which is a special case of affirming the consequent.)
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« Reply #199 on: August 17, 2007, 02:19:05 PM »
Denying the antecedent
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« Reply #200 on: August 17, 2007, 02:21:07 PM »
More please. This game is good!
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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #201 on: August 17, 2007, 02:22:26 PM »
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Denying the antecedent


Ah yes, this is the correct name.  If I were renaming the fallacies, I'd call it "assuming the converse," though.
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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #202 on: August 17, 2007, 02:22:41 PM »
Assuming a False Premise (that Ward Churchill was fired for his 9/11 ideas)

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« Reply #203 on: August 17, 2007, 02:24:59 PM »
By assuming the converse, I assume you mean the same thing which I'm thinking of as denying the antecedent:

Affirming the Consequent
If A then B
B, therefore A.

Denying the Antecedent
If A then B
Not A, therefore not B

I'd call it close enough.





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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2007, 02:42:35 PM »
How about... the person who wins posts the next one?
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« Reply #205 on: August 17, 2007, 02:46:06 PM »
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How about... the person who wins posts the next one?


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CONTEST - Correctly name that fallacy
« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2007, 02:59:40 PM »
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How about... the person who wins posts the next one?


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