1st August 2017

Logical Fallacy

BANDWAGON –
Bandwagon is a fallacy based on the assumption that the opinion of the majority is always valid: that is, everyone believes it, so you should too.
EXAMPLE –
“you should play rugby not soccer because rugby is what everyone plays therefore it is cool to play rugby”

LOADED QUESTION –
A loaded question or complex question fallacy is a question that contains a controversial or unjustified assumption
EXAMPLE –
“Alyx how did your pregnancy test go?”

NO TRUE SCOTSMAN –
you reassert the argument even though the evidence is proven wrong.
EXAMPLE –
“no true scotsman has sugar on his porridge” A scotsman walks in and says “I have sugar on my porridge” “You are not a true scotsman then.

GAMBLERS –
The gambler’s fallacy is when an individual erroneously believes that the onset of a certain random event is less likely to happen following an event or a series of events.
EXAMPLE –
“Because of the fact that it rained yesterday it has now limited the chance that there will be any precipitation today”

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