About this siteWhat happens when instructors of basic logic read the newspaper.
Category Archives: Specious allegations of fallacy
Marco Rubio recently made an interesting analogy after the release of the CBO report. He said that the likelihood of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) actually helping people is as great as the likelihood of the Denver Broncos coming back … Continue reading
Existential Comics has a nice series on Fallacy Man, a guy dressed as Zoro who jumps into conversations to point out fallacies. It’s a nice way to show the dialectical error of only pointing out fallacies – namely, that naming … Continue reading
Mallard Fillmore’s got a nice way to capture the civility problem — with a straw man followed by a tu quoque! If President Obama charged the Republicans with wanting to kill the elderly and starve the poor, I don’t remember … Continue reading
My hypothesis is this: given any opponent O to your view p, your first reaction is to claim that O is inconsistent with regard to p. So, take Obama, whose first initial happens to be O. He’s against arming school teachers … Continue reading
Daniel Foster at National Review Online has a well-timed piece on political culture and bullshit. For the most part, it's a quick essay glossing Harry Frankfurt's views in his classic "On Bullshit". He's got a few examples that aren't quite … Continue reading