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Dr. Bo's Criteria for Logical Fallacies:

  1. It must be an error in reasoning not a factual error.
  2. It must be commonly applied to an argument either in the form of the argument or in the interpretation of the argument.
  3. It must be deceptive in that it often fools the average adult.

Therefore, we will define a logical fallacy as a concept within argumentation that commonly leads to an error in reasoning due to the deceptive nature of its presentation. Logical fallacies can comprise fallacious arguments that contain one or more non-factual errors in their form or deceptive arguments that often lead to fallacious reasoning in their evaluation.

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It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (17 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (20 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (24 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (30 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (35 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (39 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (4 days ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (49 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (50 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (53 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (55 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (65 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (66 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (66 hours ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (3 days ago)
Is this a strawman (4 days ago)
Is this a strawman (Feb 16, 2019)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (4 days ago)
It has been my intention to define what god truly is using today's science. I need an objective opin. . . (4 days ago)
Is this a strawman (5 days ago)
Is this a strawman (5 days ago)
Is this a strawman (Feb 17, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 17, 2019)
Is this a strawman (Feb 16, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 15, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 11, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 08, 2019)
Any fallacies committed here? (Feb 11, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 10, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 09, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 07, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 08, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 08, 2019)
What’s the logical fallacy here ? ( see image ) this is in response to gaints and smithsonian cover up conspiracy. (Feb 07, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 07, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
Tu Quoque variant? (Feb 06, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 06, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 04, 2019)
name of fallacy, if a little is good more is better (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 05, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
I had a friend who started taking vitamin C, and he caught a cold. Therefore, it must have been the . . . (Feb 04, 2019)
1.Wow! Did you see that teenager run that stop sign? Teenage drivers are really pathetic. (Feb 04, 2019)
So was sent this video on the worth of education and diplomas it’s about 3 mins are there any logical fallacies in it? (Feb 04, 2019)
So was sent this video on the worth of education and diplomas it’s about 3 mins are there any logical fallacies in it? (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Feb 04, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 02, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
modus tollens wrong conclusions (Feb 01, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 29, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Help to understand the disjunction fallacy (Jan 30, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 26, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Tone Policing vs Appeal to Emotion (Jan 28, 2019)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Jan 25, 2019)
Official term for "whataboutism"? (Jan 26, 2017)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 21, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 21, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 21, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 20, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 20, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
Fallacy? 18 should be the drinking age because it's the age of adulthood in the U.S. (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
This must be fallacious reasoning... (Jan 19, 2019)
Are these good analogies? (Jan 14, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Changing the conclusion or argument (Jan 12, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 11, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 10, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
Claim dismissed or labeled wrong, because it is not understood? (Jan 09, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 08, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 07, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
If you criticize Obama, you're a racist (Jan 06, 2019)
What logical fallacy is this argument? (Jan 06, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 04, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 02, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Jan 02, 2019)
Why are rappers and sports stars earning more in a week than nurses in a year/ (Dec 31, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 31, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 24, 2018)
Is an ad hom only personal (Dec 30, 2018)
Is an ad hom only personal (Nov 20, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Dec 27, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Nov 05, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Dec 27, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 27, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 27, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 26, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Dec 26, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Nov 09, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Dec 26, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 25, 2018)
Is there a name for this error? (Dec 25, 2018)
Wise men or foolish? (Dec 25, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Dec 25, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Dec 25, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Dec 25, 2018)
I didn't need it when i was a kid (Dec 25, 2018)
What kind of fallacy is this? (Dec 25, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Dec 25, 2018)
People are saying that if you're going to let immigrants in you must be willing to open your house to them. (Dec 25, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Dec 25, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Dec 25, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Dec 25, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Dec 25, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Dec 25, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Dec 25, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? What kind? (Dec 25, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? What kind? (Dec 25, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Dec 25, 2018)
Is an ad hom only personal (Dec 25, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Dec 25, 2018)
Using a positive as a suspicious negative. (Dec 25, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 25, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Dec 25, 2018)
gun control/mass shootings (Dec 25, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Dec 25, 2018)
Must I have my children vaccinated? (Dec 25, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 25, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 25, 2018)
Which fallacy is assuming to know today a belief of someone from the past? (Dec 25, 2018)
Wise men or foolish? (Dec 24, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 04, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 04, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 03, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Dec 02, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Nov 30, 2018)
Using a positive as a suspicious negative. (Dec 01, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Nov 30, 2018)
What kind of fallacy would this be? (Nov 30, 2018)
gun control/mass shootings (Nov 29, 2018)
gun control/mass shootings (Nov 29, 2018)
gun control/mass shootings (Nov 29, 2018)
gun control/mass shootings (Nov 29, 2018)
Using a positive as a suspicious negative. (Nov 27, 2018)
Using a positive as a suspicious negative. (Nov 27, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 27, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
Should we allow assisted suicide? (Nov 26, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 25, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 25, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 21, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 24, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 24, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 24, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Nov 22, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Nov 22, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Nov 21, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 22, 2018)
If a double standard is the incorrect application of different standards to similar situations, then. . . (Nov 22, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Nov 21, 2018)
Should a men not voice an opinion on women's issues? (Nov 21, 2018)
I know there is a fallacy in this, but I can't spot it (Nov 21, 2018)
Is an ad hom only personal (Nov 20, 2018)
Is an ad hom only personal (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? What kind? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is this a fallacy? What kind? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Nov 19, 2018)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a fallacy for trivializing evidence? (Nov 20, 2018)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (Nov 19, 2018)
Is there a “me too” fallacy? (Nov 19, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 15, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 15, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 15, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 14, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 14, 2018)
"Middle Ground/Golden Means" (Nov 14, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Nov 14, 2018)
logic just made up stuff like religions. (Nov 09, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 11, 2018)
If you can't handle this, then you can't handle that (Nov 11, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)
Can you identify the fallacies in this paragraph and why it's a fallacy? (Nov 10, 2018)

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