Top Ten Fallacies

Know anything about fallacies? Well, you must if you are getting into an argument.

The Top Ten

1 Straw Man

A very VERY common fallacy and one that is just annoying. It is basing an argument on a misrepresentation of the opposing position. - NuMetalManiak

2 Ad Hominem

In this case, the fallacy is a direct attack against an arguer rather than the argument itself. Which shows that the person committing the ad hominem has no good counters. - NuMetalManiak

3 Non Sequitur

The simplest kind of fallacy, a formal one that is actually an invalid argument. - NuMetalManiak

4 Slippery Slope

A small step that leads into a chain of events that really should not have happened. - NuMetalManiak

Except that it is not a fallacy. Predictions of the slippery slope have played out as true too many times to count.

5 Cherry Picking

Picking out individual parts of data conforming to a certain position, as well as ignoring contradictory data. This is my LEAST FAVORITE fallacy. - NuMetalManiak

6 False Analogy

As simple as creating an analogy but the analogy is easily misleading. - NuMetalManiak

7 Appeal to Emotion

Pretty common for a fallacy these days, with progressivism surging it quite harshly. The argument is made due to manipulation of emotions, instead of actually valid reasoning. - NuMetalManiak

8 Nirvana fallacy

Got a solution? It's rejected in this fallacy because it is not a "perfect" solution. - NuMetalManiak

9 Moving the Goalposts

Where evidence presented for a particular argument is dismissed for something that is perceived to be of greater importance to the argument. - NuMetalManiak

10 Equivocation

When a certain term has more than one meaning and one meaning of it is being misused. - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 Lunacy

When it’s a “full moon”, we tend to sleep less and go more crazy, and more babies are born.
But really a study showed it’s because of our genetics.

12 Full Moon

A Full Moon is often thought of as an event that lights up the sky for at least a night, but that’s not really true, because its phase as seen from Earth continuously waxes or wanes, and its maximum illumination occurs at the moment waxing has stopped.
So for any given location on Earth, only half of the “full moons” are above the horizon, therefore visible while the other half occur during the day, when the Moon is below the horizon.
Also, when the moon is opposite from the Sun’s position, it appears to be fully illuminated, but the Moon is either above or below the Sun’s anti node, due to its orbital tilt of 5.145° relative to ours, so it’s never 100% illuminated, and the only time it gets exactly in that position means Earth is in the way and casts its shadow on the Moon, and there’s a total lunar eclipse.
And as with several nights, you can only get a full moon during one night, and it only rises during sunset and sets during sunrise.
Yet when we have 2 ...more - Gregory

13 Guilt by Association

When a person is accused of being guilty not because of any evidence but because of a certain association with an offender or offending thing. - Swellow

14 No True Scotsman

I think you all know what this is, for those who don't, search it up - ARandomPerson

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1. Straw Man
2. Ad Hominem
3. Non Sequitur


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