Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More examples of fallacies

This website lists 42 types of fallacies with examples of each one. You wouldn't be expected to remember all of them, but they are still quite interesting to read through:

Different types of fallacies

Fallacies

This clip is a tongue-in-cheek (I think) attempt to discredit Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. Try to list as many fallacies as possible using the handout from a previous post as a guide.

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Evasion

One of the fallacies of reason is evasion of the question - something that politicians are particularly skilled at. Have a look at the following classic clip in which Michael Howard (the British Home Secretary at the time) tries to evade the same question twelve times.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love is a Fallacy

In this short story author and screenwriter Max Shulman uses different types of fallacy to prove that love doesn't exist.
Love is a Fallacy