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Logician Magazine Names Hasty Generalization Fallacy of the Year

Mobile, AL – Editors of Logician Magazine have graced their front cover with ‘Hasty Generalization: 2016 Fallacy of the Year.’  Senior Editor, Prudence Jones, explained, “This fallacy is always popular, but it took the lead in an election year.” 96 more words


The Represented Statistic

Statistics are not people; they don’t have opinions or feelings. They don’t need someone to write letters to their senator for them, or hold rallies so their voice can be heard. 301 more words


Indications of Propaganda and other Biased-Based Media Sources

We’ve all been there, at a website or video that almost immediately condescends or demeans the reader/viewer, and we immediately close it. If they could not communicate civilly then they probably didn’t have anything valuable to say right?  1,131 more words


Macam-Macam Kesalahan Logis (Logical Fallacy)

Anda pernah mengikuti sebuah debat profesional maupun debat kecil-kecilan di dunia maya? Pasti pernah. Mungkin saja saat Anda ikut merumuskan pendapat, Anda disangkal dengan bahasa-bahasa latin nan keren semacam… 520 more words

Kesalahan Logis

The Art of Arguing

The other day I had an unfortunate run-in with someone on Facebook.

Scrolling through my newsfeed, I found an acquaintance of mine had posted something about the election from the viewpoint of the Catholic Church. 1,484 more words


The Fallacy of "It's True Because I Want it to be True"

“ has not yet received a … technical name; yet the thought that ‘It’s true because I want it to be true’ is perhaps the commonest fallacy of all”–Peter Kreeft (Socratic Logic, p. 68 more words


There is no evidence because... what evidence would they leave? 'Skittles' for droppings?

… to cheer him after the but whoopin’ He got from Swarn Gill the last couple of days.

No evidence, but True nonetheless

Pink fluffy unicorns created the universe while dancing on multicolored Rainbows of pure joy. 189 more words