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Meme of The Day: Logical Fallacy Ref Will Help You Keep Internet Arguments Fair

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    Ad Hominem Attack

    memes - Product - WE HAVE AN AD HOMINEM ATTACK NFL PERSONAL FOUL ATTACKED THE OPPONENT INSTEAD OF HIS ARGUMENT imgflip.com

    The evasion of the actual topic by directing an attack at your opponent.

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    Appeal to Authority

    memes - Super bowl - APPEAL TO AUTHORITY ON THE OFFENSE 93 FALSELYASSUMEDA PROCLAIMED EXPERT IN A FIELDISINFALLIBLE imgflip.com

    Where an assertion is deemed true because of the position or authority of the person asserting it.

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    Appeal to The Stone

    memes - Bodybuilding - PLAYER ATTEMPTED TO APPEAL TO THE STONE CAN'T DISMISSANARGUMENT WITHOUT PROOFE TOUCHDOWN STANDS makeameme.org

    Dismissing a claim as absurd without demonstrating proof for its absurdity.

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    Argument From Silence

    memes - Photo caption - WE HAVE ANATTEMPED ARGUMENT FROM SILENCE PLAYER BASED THEIR CONCLUSION ON ALACK OF EVIDENCE imgflip.com

    Where the conclusion is based on the absence of evidence, rather than the existence of evidence.

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    Argument to Ignorance

    memes - Product - FAILED ARGUMENT TO IGNORANCE NFL JUST BECAUSE IT HASNT BEEN PROVEN FALSE DOESNT MEAN ITS TRUE imgflip.com

    Assuming that a claim is true because it has not been or cannot be proven false, or vice versa.

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    Bandwagon Argument

    memes - Photo caption - AP WE HAVE A BANDWAGON ARGUMENT AGREEING WITHA BUNCH OFPEOPLE WHO ARE WRONG MAKES YOU JUSTAS WRONG imgflip.com

    Where a proposition is claimed to be true or good solely because many people believe it to be so.

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    Circular Logic

    memes - Photo caption - CIRCULAR LOGIC ARGUMENT HAS NO SUPPORTINGEVIDENCE makeameme.org

    When the reasoner begins with what he or she is trying to end up with; sometimes called assuming the conclusion.

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    Ergo Decedo

    memes - Internet meme - WE HAVE AN ILLEGAL USE OF ERGO DECEDO OFFENSE USED DEFENSESAFFILIATION INAN ATTEMPT TO DISQUALIFY THEM FROM THEARGUMENT ENTIRELY imgflip.com

    Where a critic's perceived affiliation is seen as the underlying reason for the criticism and the critic is asked to stay away from the issue altogether.

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    False Dichotomy

    memes - Product - WEHAVE A FALSE DICHOTOMY PLAYER REFUSES TOACKNOWLEDGE EXISTENCE OFALTERNATE VIEWPOINTS imgflip.com

    Two alternative statements are held to be the only possible options, when in reality there are more.

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    Call For Moderation

    memes - Internet meme - THERE IS AN UNLAWFUL CALL FOR MODERATION ON THE PLAY ASSUMED THE CORRECT ANSWER WASALWAYS THE MIDDLE GROUND imgflip.com

    Assuming that the compromise between two positions is always correct.

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    Non Sequitur

    memes - Sprint football - WE HAVE A NON SEQUITUR ON THE FIELD LEW 8 85 ATTEMPTING TOLINK TWO POINTS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EACHOTHER imgflip.com

    An argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises.

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    Red Herring

    memes - Baseball player - THERE IS A RED HERRING ON THE FIELD WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? imgflip.com

    A speaker attempts to distract an audience by deviating from the topic at hand by introducing a separate argument the speaker believes is easier to speak to.

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    Slippery Slope

    memes - Super bowl - THERE ISA SLIPPERY SLOPE IN PLAY CANT LINKA SECOND EVENT WITHOUT A DIRECT CAUSE FROM THE FIRST. imgflip.com

    Asserting that a relatively small first step inevitably leads to a chain of related events culminating in some significant impact/event that should not happen, thus the first step should not happen.

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    Straw Man Argument

    memes - Photo caption - ILLEGAL USE OFA STRAWMANARGUMENT ATTEMPTED DEFLECTION OF AN OPPONENTS ARGUMENT TOA POINT THEY WERENTDEFENDING. PLAY IS NO GOOD imgflip.com

    An argument based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.

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    Historian's Fallacy

    memes - Photo caption - THERE IS A HISTORICAL FALLACY ON THE PLAY OFFENSE BELIEVED HISTORICAL FIGURES SHARED THE SAMEPERSPECTIVE ON THE TOPIC imgflip.com

    Occurs when one assumes that decision makers of the past viewed events from the same perspective and having the same information as those subsequently analyzing the decision.

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