Thinking and Linking by Joanne Jacobs
The other guy’s argument makes no sense. But in what way is it fallacious?
Too bad they don’t teach more of this 4-12. At. least some of the basics of symbolic logic. Memorizing all of the formal and informal fallacies would be a bit much, though.
His argument is fallacious because he’s a bad person.
His argument is fallacious because I’m a good person and he disagrees with me.
His argument is fallacious because his conclusion is wrong.
His argument is fallacious because it refutes my argument for a good outcome.
His argument is fallacious because if he’s correct, bad things are true/will happen.
Joanne Jacobs found a cool sight that explains all sorts of fallacies. I’ve always been partial to Post hoc ergo propter hoc; edu-crats and education reporters regularly fall into that one….
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