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.

2 Slippery Slope

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

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

3 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.

4 Non Sequitur

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

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.

6 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.

7 False Analogy

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

8 Fallacy Fallacy
9 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
10 Equivocation

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

The Contenders
11 Nirvana Fallacy

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

12 Composition
13 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.

14 False Dilemma
15 Middle Ground
16 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.

17 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 stops.
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 full moons in a ...more

18 Bandwagon

When something is on the news & a certain thing's claimed or when a certain advertisement comes up, viewers can get all excited & the hype can go up, but you know they say such news makes things seem too good to be true.

19 Legends Never Die

That's a saying since generations, but in reality, even the best die, but it's their legacy that lives forever.

20 Guilt by Association
21 No True Scotsman

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

22 Hasty Generalization
23 Fallacy of Reductionism / Oversimplification
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