in reply to My favorite logical fallacy:

For those of us who are trying to remember the technical definitions of each of these arguments, here's a handy web page.

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Re: Re: My favorite logical fallacy:
by agentv (Friar) on Apr 21, 2003 at 23:20 UTC

    ...thanks for that reference. I realized in thinking about this over the past couple of days that one of the truly valuable things that I believe comes from higher education is a grounding in these principles.

    When we are aware of the classic fallicies, we have no excuse for being misled by the common easy tactics employed by populist leaders. We may still do it, but we've been given a chance to know better.

    ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.

Re^2: My favorite logical fallacy:
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 06, 2015 at 14:29 UTC