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 Post subject: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:14 am

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 One of my little hobbies is attempting to hold to sound logic when I make arguments. Not that I am very good at it. And one of the very best ways to learn how to argue, is to learn from the mistakes of others. It also helps you wad through much of the BS people throw at you (again, I'm not very good at it). You can read more about fallacies here:http://www.csun.edu/~dgw61315/fallacies.htmlOf course wikipedia has some information as well as just googling "fallacy(ies) of logic".So, post the fallacies you see at GRS here. Not to embarrass the person (so leave their name out), but so we can all learn. Leave the arguments of the topic at hand within the appropriate thread. We're not here to make your point (or listen to you make your point), that belongs in the thread where the statement(s) originated. We are here to learn from your logical error (or a great display of logic!). Please no bashing of people (as that would be an ad hominem) and please don't come in here and claim your fallacy if it is pointed out. Merely learn how you can improve. _________________Bichon Frise"If you only have 1 year to live, move to Penn...as it will seem like an eternity."
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:20 am

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 I'm actually quite familiar with the Fallacies of Logic. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Communications.I do prefer this version of the Fallacies. Much simpler layout and easier for the layman.
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:24 am

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 I'll start this party off...Quote:[name redacted], I know you don't think much of me, being that I'm female and all...1) I believe this argument is trying to discredit the person they are arguing against by accusing them of an ad hominem, which ironically is an ad hominem attack itself. 2) I also believe this argument is an Argumentum ad misericordiam. In which, they are attempting to appeal to pity based on the gender. One's gender has no bearing on whether their opinion on the matter at hand (at least in what was being argued). They are simply trying to create pity for themselves based on their gender to prop up their argument. _________________Bichon Frise"If you only have 1 year to live, move to Penn...as it will seem like an eternity."
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 am

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 Why wouldn't we simply point out the fallacies in the thread where they occur? Wouldn't it be more effective to point out a bad or false argument during the course of a conversation?
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:50 am

Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:59 am
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 Honestly, I said it less because of making a sound argument and more because I am still furious over his dismissal of my arguments as "women think thus" in the other thread. I jumped on a chance to call out his sexism. There wasn't much logic involved
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:05 pm
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 kaitlyn142 wrote:Honestly, I said it less because of making a sound argument and more because I am still furious over his dismissal of my arguments as "women think thus" in the other thread. I jumped on a chance to call out his sexism. There wasn't much logic involved Don't let it bother you Kaitlyn, I don't think he is as smart as you.
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:11 pm

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 DoingHomework wrote:kaitlyn142 wrote:Honestly, I said it less because of making a sound argument and more because I am still furious over his dismissal of my arguments as "women think thus" in the other thread. I jumped on a chance to call out his sexism. There wasn't much logic involved Don't let it bother you Kaitlyn, I don't think he is as smart as you.Heh, thanks. It may be weird, but you can insult my looks, my religion, my hobbies, whatever. The only thing that will really get to me is to dismiss me based on gender. One too many people asking why I'm a scientist and not a mother/teacher/nurse I think.
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:33 pm

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Location: Maryland
 Quote:One too many people asking why I'm a scientist and not a mother/teacher/nurse I think.X- Gender bias. HA!!HA!!I haven't been involved in these threads except reading them during my boring science-filled days, but they are very entertaining.
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:59 am
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 peachy wrote:Quote:One too many people asking why I'm a scientist and not a mother/teacher/nurse I think.X- Gender bias. HA!!HA!!I haven't been involved in these threads except reading them during my boring science-filled days, but they are very entertaining.Peachy, I didn't realize you were a scientist! How did I miss that? What do you do?
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:24 pm

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 I'm an enginerd and going back to school for my MBA. My work pays for it, so I'm not a part of the loans conversations, thank goodness. My piddly loans were paid for a long time ago.
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 pm

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 VinTek wrote:Why wouldn't we simply point out the fallacies in the thread where they occur? Wouldn't it be more effective to point out a bad or false argument during the course of a conversation?Straw Man _________________Bichon Frise"If you only have 1 year to live, move to Penn...as it will seem like an eternity."
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 Post subject: Re: Fallacies of Logic @ GRSPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:07 pm

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Location: San Diego, CA
 Bichon Frise wrote:VinTek wrote:Why wouldn't we simply point out the fallacies in the thread where they occur? Wouldn't it be more effective to point out a bad or false argument during the course of a conversation?Straw ManArgument to logic
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