A fallacy is an error in reasoning, created either unintentionally during a debate or argument, or sometimes intentionally in order to deceive someone. They are good to know as we spend more and more time arguing with strangers on the internet, it is more than likely tat you have been guilty of one of these common fallacies at some stage!


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With truth becoming an increasingly elusive concept in these days of fake news, denial of science and appeal to partisan emotions over logic, being able to spot these fallacies is also an important skill to have. Logan Murphy, from San Francisco, has helpfully compiled a list of the most common fallacies, in easily digestible and humorous illustrations. “They took a bit to make but it was a fun project,” he told Bored Panda. “I was hoping to hit the sweet spot between humor and truth.”

Logan, who has an associate's degree in philosophy, says his inspiration for the illustrations came from working in customer service. “Customers use them a lot in an attempt to get things,” he explained. “I’m never able to call them on what they are doing, so this started out as me venting!”

Scroll down below to check out Logan's educational and amusing illustrations for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Image credits: Slippysilverpanda

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Hans 1 week ago

This is also done other way round. I am XYZ therefore ABC. Like "I am a doctor. Vaccinations are bad". Being in a certain profession does not necessarily mean that you are right.

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Captain Planet 1 week ago

This is the exact description of Religion. And the right to have guns in the US.

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Hans 1 week ago

"Vaccinations cause autism. I know someone who has autism and was vaccinated."...

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Randy Dhuyvetter 1 week ago

And this, in a nutshell, is why people believe in a flat Earth...

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 week ago

Stick Plane crashed, 0 Survivors, 377 sticks died! Search for Stick Box under way!

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Linouchka 99 1 week ago

Isn't this the Godwin point ?

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Master Markus 1 week ago

Arguing with religious people in a nutshell. People used to believe that gods lived on high mountains, under the earth and in other places we hadn't gotten to yet, then we explored those places and didn't find gods, so it turns out the gods were in the sky the whole time, but then we went into space and there were no such creatures there, so it turns out they ACTUALLY always lived on a different plane of reality and you can never go there to get evidence that they exist.

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 week ago

This should probably be rephrased, as some "personal experience" can disprove certain types of argument. Take the classical proposition from several centuries ago that all swans were white. It only took one black swan to disprove that hypothesis - if the refuter had seen and evidenced that sighting, the original argument is lost. The issue here is confabulating "opinion" with "experience" - another logical fallacy, as it happens...

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 week ago

No need of proof, Trump is always right!

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David Smojver 1 week ago

Mostly Religous apologists, Flat Earthers and Creationists use all those tactics because they cannot support their asinine, moronic claims with any scientific fact.

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