About this siteWhat happens when instructors of basic logic read the newspaper.
Category Archives: Fallacies and Other Problems
A long while back, I noted that most discussions about gay marriage are more like races to who could pose one of the three tired old analogies first. The three variables are: race, polygamy, and bestiality. If you can pose … Continue reading
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
(Former) Governor Mike Huckabee has been criticized for the things he’s said about women and birth control. Here’s the line folks are focusing on: They cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government The … 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
Bruce Chapman reports at AmSpec that Christians are widely persecuted around the world, and one of the prominent examples is the treatment of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Chapman says someone should do something about it. That’s right. Ah, but then … Continue reading
We’ve pretty regularly noted that you can tell a straw man fallacy is coming when the speaker starts the windup for attributing views to his opponent by saying, “Some folks who believe X say…” or “You know what all those … Continue reading