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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2007, 06:02:09 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2007, 06:04:48 PM »
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ad hom?


Your turn.


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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2007, 06:12:15 PM »
I can see how this game might not work out so great  :?
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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2007, 07:32:39 PM »
Taking over for brac...

I heard that you won't get cold if you think happy thoughts.  So I'm not going to bother with a jacket on my trip to Canada.
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« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2007, 07:59:33 PM »
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Taking over for brac...

I heard that you won't get cold if you think happy thoughts.  So I'm not going to bother with a jacket on my trip to Canada.


Ignoring the counter-evidence.

Wearing a jacket on vacation is like taking medicine when you're not sick.  I'm not going to bother with a jacket on my trip to Canada.
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2007, 08:16:23 PM »
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Wearing a jacket on vacation is like taking medicine when you're not sick.  I'm not going to bother with a jacket on my trip to Canada.


False analogy.  A vacation is like being sick?  Hmmm...  You take poor vacations.

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« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2007, 12:41:11 AM »
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Wearing a jacket on vacation is like taking medicine when you're not sick.  I'm not going to bother with a jacket on my trip to Canada.


False analogy.  A vacation is like being sick?  Hmmm...  You take poor vacations.

Trolls have magnificent regenerative properties.  If we can figure out how they do that, we can truly advance our medical science!


False premise; trolls don't exist.

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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2007, 12:43:11 AM »
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Waiting on a statement from bracabaoma!


If I get it right someone else post one.  I'm too new to these to be able to come up with any.

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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2007, 02:04:44 AM »
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Oh, jeez.  It's affirming the consequent.
Regarding the Shakira/hot one, it's not affirming the consequent. Affirming the consequent is "If P then Q. Q, therefore P." The Shakira argument is "P is a. R is a, therefore P is R." so I think it's actually fallacy of the undistributed middle.

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2007, 03:31:48 AM »
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 How could you not believe in a God?  Without Him, morals wouldn't exist!

Argument from final consequences: that the consequence of God's nonexistence is unpleasant doesn't make his existence any likelier.

False premise: morals still exist in the abscence of God.

Give me a second and I'll post a new fallacy, but I didn't want to be scooped.

Edit: Wikipedia calls the first fallacy "appeal to consequences, also known as argumentum ad consequentiam". But they're called arguments from final consequences on the SGU logical fallacy page, so I figure I'm okay.
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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2007, 03:42:59 AM »
According to statistics, atheists tend to be smarter and better educated than theists, on average. Therefore, you should be an atheist too!
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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2007, 03:46:52 AM »
confusing corralation with causation?

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« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2007, 04:20:40 PM »
That's certainly in there. I think there are a few others, but I suppose it depends on how you interpret the argument.

Post one!
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« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2007, 04:26:04 PM »
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That's certainly in there. I think there are a few others, but I suppose it depends on how you interpret the argument.

Post one!


I thought cum hoc ergo propter hoc was the most prominent one, plus the unstated major premises that 1.) you are not an atheist and 2.) you want to be smarter and better educated.
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« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2007, 04:44:04 PM »
You should post the next one Paul, as brac is still a bit shy.
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