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Flashy site for logical fallacies.
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Flashy site for logical fallacies.
Found a flashy (though no Adobe Flash required) website that documents a number of logical fallacies in an easy-to-understand format.

http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
I like the anecdotal one. I shall use that when debating nutrition on other forums. People use anecdotal in the face of science all the time in nutrition. Known as 'broscience'
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
Straight in my favourites Tibby Smile
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
Someone already beat you to it, Tibs.
http://atheistforums.org/thread-14162.ht...+fallacies
Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own - Bertrand Russell
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
A similar site is http://logicallyfallacious.com/index.php...-fallacies though one complaint I got from a theist was that it was "bigoted" since many of the examples are typical Christian apologetic arguments. But several of examples are typical atheist arguments in fact, and most of the examples are just generic examples.

And there's of course http://www.fallacyfiles.org
My ignore list




"The lord doesn't work in mysterious ways, but in ways that are indistinguishable from his nonexistence."
-- George Yorgo Veenhuyzen quoted by John W. Loftus in The End of Christianity (p. 103).
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
Another one for my favourites folder as well, and so nicely put together. I'd been aware of fallacyfiles, since it's probably the most famous anyway. As for LogicallyFallacious, it's scary to see how many of these things there really are.

I suppose the following might sort of come under the heading of logical fallacies, in a rather loose definition of the term, but somehow it feels appropriate to add it to the list:

http://www.weirdcrap.com/recreational/cliche.html

It's "Psycho Dave's" list of common Christian Clichés and is also quite well-known. Another useful list.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
(August 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm)Faith No More Wrote: Someone already beat you to it, Tibs.
http://atheistforums.org/thread-14162.ht...+fallacies
Nobody ever "beats" me to anything. I merely permit them to get there first.

Wink
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
Pretty pretty shiny shiny!
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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.



What confuses me somewhat, is how much emphasis many skeptical people put on understanding fallacies, yet are often woefully ignorant of the many forms of cognitive bias. Both have comparable power in leading a rational person to invalid conclusions, yet cognitive bias is often ignored altogether. And in some ways, errors resulting from not appreciating cognitive bias are worse, as many operate at the unconscious level, where they are undetectable by the individual. You can reasonably determine if an argument is sound and valid, as the proof is in front of you. Not so with cognitive error.


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RE: Flashy site for logical fallacies.
I like the fallacy fallacy. Big Grin

If someone uses the fallacy fallacy to argue that you are necessarily wrong, then that could be called the fallacy fallacy fallacy.
You can keep on adding an endless amount of, you know, "fallacy fallacy fallacy fallacy ..." fallacy.
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