Tag Archives: Post hoc ergo propter

She loves me not

The standard critical thinking examples of fallacies, many argue, just don't ever occur in real life.  No one, for instance, would ever allege that the stock market is tanking on account of someone's appearance on a TV show.  Right?  Wrong.  Take … Continue reading

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On farting

It's a book.  Check it out here.  It's also a method of arguing.  Here's an illustration: Here is another illustration: Virginia Governor and Mitt Romney surrogate Bob McDonnell (R) on Sunday floated what may turn into a Republican talking point … Continue reading

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Rick S**torum on marriage

For some reason, people's interest in marriage declines as the right to marry expands, so says the former Senator from Pennsylvania.  Ok, that's actually more context than his twitter remark warranted. Here it is: Jeebus. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this … Continue reading

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Argumentum ad titulum

Here's a new fallacy.  It's a specific variation of the straw man.  It involves attacking the titles of someone's work in place of the work itself.  George Will–what would we do without him–has been working on this one for several … Continue reading

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