Logical Fallacies
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A list of top 20 logical fallacies that I found and thought I'd share it. I think every skeptic should read it.
Top 20 Logical Fallacies
I don't know if this is the right section but anyway its a great read smile
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I think its fine here. You should also check out the "Spot the Logical Fallacy" section on these forums at http://nirmukta.net/Forum-Spot-The-Logical-Fallacy Thumbup
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(25-Jan-2011, 11:39 AM)holyshitbatman Wrote: A list of top 20 logical fallacies that I found and thought I'd share it. I think every skeptic should read it.
Top 20 Logical Fallacies
I don't know if this is the right section but anyway its a great read smile

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(26-Jan-2011, 11:28 AM)Ajita Kamal Wrote:
(25-Jan-2011, 11:39 AM)holyshitbatman Wrote: A list of top 20 logical fallacies that I found and thought I'd share it. I think every skeptic should read it.
Top 20 Logical Fallacies
I don't know if this is the right section but anyway its a great read smile

Do you listen to the SGU podcast, holyshitbatman? It's one of my favorite shows! Punk

Yes they are awesome.
"Life is but a momentary glimpse into the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it makes me sad to see so many people dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy." - Carl Sagan
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Hi,
Can somebody point me to some source that lists the standard fallacies, I mean the names and explanations.
I am new to this forum and sorry if this question has been already answered. Kindly point me to that answer then.

Thanks
Kanad
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(02-Aug-2011, 12:21 AM)Kanad Kanhere Wrote: Hi,
Can somebody point me to some source that lists the standard fallacies, I mean the names and explanations.
I am new to this forum and sorry if this question has been already answered. Kindly point me to that answer then.

Thanks
Kanad

On browsing through the forum I came across the following thread.
http://nirmukta.net/Thread-Logical-Fallacies

If anybody has got a better/more encompassing link, kindly post it here.

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Kanad
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http://www.don-lindsay-archive.org/skept...ments.html
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(02-Aug-2011, 02:21 AM)lalitmohanchawla Wrote: http://www.don-lindsay-archive.org/skept...ments.html

Seems to be an exhaustive list. Thanks!
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Threads merged smile
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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Don Lindsay's compilation is quite thorough, and we actually have listed them as our official facebook group guidelines as well. Recently I came across another resource that I have found extremely useful:

http://www.fallacyfiles.org/

What I like about this resource is the way in which the author Gary N. Curtis, a philosopher who did his doctorate in logic, has categorized the logical fallacies. For instance, take a look at this taxonomy of logical fallacies, reminiscent of the cladistic phylogenetic tree used in evolutionary biology:

[Image: Taxonomy.png]
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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Thanks a ton for the link.
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