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Offline Kwisatz Haderach

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2007, 03:29:43 PM »
Is it something to do with "hot" being a vague, imprecise term for either of the definitions in play?

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2007, 03:30:40 PM »
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Oh, jeez.  It's affirming the consequent.


There we go.
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2007, 03:34:17 PM »
Alright, I guess it's my turn...

No wetback Swedes have college degrees.  No lawyers are wetback Swedes.  Therefore, no lawyers have college degrees.
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2007, 04:04:46 PM »
affirming the consequent or a false premise? (assumes only wetback swedes have college degrees)

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2007, 04:07:22 PM »
It's an Illicit Major.
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007, 04:09:12 PM »
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affirming the consequent or a false premise? (assumes only wetback swedes have college degrees)


Not exactly - it's a very old fallacy.
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2007, 04:11:30 PM »
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It's an Illicit Major.


Illicit major, a categorical syllogism.

syllogism is fun to say.  Your turn.
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2007, 04:15:42 PM »
I'm about to go so I'll give you guys a super easy one that I won't need to confirm:

Paul is Hitler, therefore his arguments are invalid.

Figure that one out, hot shots. ;)
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2007, 04:18:01 PM »
ad hom?

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2007, 04:18:28 PM »
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affirming the consequent or a false premise? (assumes only wetback swedes have college degrees)


Not exactly - it's a very old fallacy.


I'm still really new to this whole logical fallacy thing so bear with me.

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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2007, 04:24:20 PM »
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RULES OF THE GAME

1. I will start off with a statement containing logical fallacy.
2.  A person will identify the fallacy in the statement preferably with an explanation.
3.  The person who identified the fallacy will submit a statement containing a fallacy for others to guess at.
4.  And on, and on, ad nauseum...



I'm afraid that if I do this, I'll do it wrong.  You know, like offer an example that's not even really a fallacy, or offer one that is a fallacy, but I identify it wrong.

Can we think of a rule for this contingency?

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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2007, 04:24:49 PM »
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ad hom?


Your turn.
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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2007, 04:25:57 PM »
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RULES OF THE GAME

1. I will start off with a statement containing logical fallacy.
2.  A person will identify the fallacy in the statement preferably with an explanation.
3.  The person who identified the fallacy will submit a statement containing a fallacy for others to guess at.
4.  And on, and on, ad nauseum...



I'm afraid that if I do this, I'll do it wrong.  You know, like offer an example that's not even really a fallacy, or offer one that is a fallacy, but I identify it wrong.

Can we think of a rule for this contingency?


Yep.  Ridicule.
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Seriously, this thread appears to be pretty self-correcting.  I'd say just throw it out there and you'll get plenty of feedback if you aren't sure.

EDIT:  Are you cheese?
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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2007, 04:42:31 PM »
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Paul is Hitler, therefore his arguments are invalid.

Figure that one out, hot shots. ;)


That's  a trick question!  There is no Fallacy!  :twisted:

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« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2007, 04:51:27 PM »
Waiting on a statement from bracabaoma!
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