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Category Archives: Fallacies and Other Problems
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
But it seemed that way because it was hard to imagine the Obama White House botching the design and execution of its national health care exchange. Building Web sites, mastering the Internet — this is what Team Obama does! Except … Continue reading
OK, so I’ve been watching football. And there are occasions to think about logic. During the beer commercials. First, though, a quick tutorial on deductive semantic fallacies. An argument is fallacious on deductive semantic grounds when the truth of the … Continue reading