A primer in the rhetorical tactics of pseudoscience advocates in the form of an inane pub argument about football
An illustrated guide to common logical fallacies
as well as well as a very nice worked example
of the fallacies involved in Cardinal Keith O'Brien
's recent(ish) article against gay marriage.
Across the internet, over the shouts of "First!" can be heard thecries of "Ad hominem!"
shamefully and ignorantly used against disagreeing attacks most who call this out
fall victim of the dreaded Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy [more inside]
The Weak Man Argument
or Getting Duped: How the Media Messes with Your Mind
. A variant of the 'Straw Man fallacy
,' the 'weak man' doesn't misstate a rival's position like a 'straw man,' but instead chooses "the opposition’s weakest (or one of its weakest) arguments or proponents for attack." Originally proposed by Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin here
Five ways 'common sense' lies to you
- a description of some everyday logical fallacies and how they effect us in a larger scale.
The Hierarchy of Disagreement:
Based on Paul Graham's essay "How to Disagree
), the diagram ranks the types of arguments that can be made. Not quite the same as logical fallacies
but a useful guide to measure whether you're making a good argument or if "you are an ass hat
"This Index of Logical Fallacies
looks like it should be required reading for anyone who wants to participate in online discussions. (Hello, Metafilterians? I'm looking in your direction...)"
This from someone named Meg Hourihan
. . .I found the link useful (very) while finding the linker very condescending, in this case. I guess we can consider ourselves slapped, huh?