View Full Version : Spot the Fallacy! (Logic Games)

April 25, 2011, 05:07 PM
Blah, shaad heck even goru would've pwnd this thread. Why do I have a feeling that all the atheists are really the smart ones? <-- Now isn't that a fallacious conclusion by itself!

I think it'd be a fun thread of logic games. Since the whole lot of you like to kaijja in public forums, this will definitely sharpen up your art of rhetoric and will help you to become adept at finding faulty reasonings.

Here are some useful links:

42 Fallacies (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/)
List of Fallacies (Wikipedia) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies)
Fallacy Files (http://www.fallacyfiles.org/)

(sometimes they may overlap)

1. Bradman has a Test average of 99.94 in 52 matches. Therefore, if he were to play the next game he would most likely score 90+.

2. All terrorists are Muslims. Abu is Muslim. Therefore, Abu is a terrorist.

Spot the fallacy.

[And all the haters who get riled up with me opening threads, let me hand out a handkerchief....for purpose of garotte. :-| ]

April 25, 2011, 07:56 PM
Surprisingly, it is useful for my studies.
(I will try.....not to skip your threads from now on) :)

April 25, 2011, 08:14 PM
zeeshan is taking five grade math. Good for him.

April 25, 2011, 10:07 PM
1. Appeal to probability
2. Argument from fallacy

April 25, 2011, 10:16 PM
1. God exists because bible says so. Bible is true because it's the word of god.
2. If evolution is wrong, creationism is right.

April 25, 2011, 10:19 PM
Zee vai doesn't have a GF.
Gay people don't have GF.
Zee vai is gay ;D

April 25, 2011, 10:45 PM
For the second one you can use Modus Ponens. As both p and p->q are not true; then q cannot be true.

April 25, 2011, 11:46 PM
Zee vai doesn't have a GF.
Gay people don't have GF.
Zee vai is gay ;D
That's not a fallacy. That's a fact.