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why are planets like meatballs

Anecdotal Fallacy

Using personal experience or an isolated example instead of a valid argument, especially to dismiss statistics. Global warming?…

sharpshooter - Global Temps1970-2008

Sharpshooter Fallacy

Selectively choosing data clusters to suit an argument, or finding a pattern to fit a presumption. An off-shoot…

math fallacy

Non Sequitur

An argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises. In a non sequitur, the conclusion…

red harring

Red Herring

Presenting an irrelevant topic in order to divert attention from the original issue. Red Herring! The red herring…

tu quoque

Tu quoque

The assumption if someone else does a thing then it’s okay for us to do, too. The phrase…

appeal to ignorance

Argument From Ignorance

Asserting a specific belief is true because we don’t know it isn’t true. Intelligent design, or creationism,  is…

appeal to popularity

Ad populum

Appealing to popularity, or the fact that many people do something, as an attempted form of validation. This…

appeal to authority - jesus

Appeal to Authority

Using the opinion or position of an authority figure, or institution of authority, in place of an actual…