June, 2011

The Fallacy of Equivocation

This is a subcategory of the fallacy of ambiguity and it’s also known as the Bait-and-Switch or the fallacy of four terms. This fallacy is committed when the meaning of a word is shifted in the course of an argument. This is one of the most common fallacies committed by evolutionists when the world “evolution” is used. Evolution simply means “change” in a general sense, or it can refer to the...

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Uniformity of Nature

Evolution is anti-science and anti-knowledge. If evolution were true, science would not make sense because there would be no reason to accept the uniformity of nature upon which all science and tehcnology depends. Nor would there be any reason to think that rational analysis would be possible since the thoughts of our mind would be nothing more than the inevitable result of mindless chemical...

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The “no true Scotsman” Fallacy

Subcategory of the Fallacies of Presumptions and could be considered a sub-category of Begging the Question The fallacy is committed when someone attempts to protect his claim from counter-argument by defining a term in a biased way (which begs the question). The fallacy begs the question by simply defining a true Scotsman in such a way that the claim is assumed to be true. It amounts to saying...

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The Fallacy of false-cause

(also known as the “Reductio ad Hitlerum” and closely linked with the Fallacy of Irrelevance) It is committed when someone concludes an incorrect cause-and-effect relationship between two events. For example: “Fossils can be arranged in sequence from simpler to more complex. It is therefore clear that the more complex forms evolved from the simpler forms“. The fact that...

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The Fallacy of False Analogy

This is when a comparison is made between two things that are alike in only trivial ways that are not relevant to the conclusion. For example: “Evolution is a fact in the same way the theory of gravity is a fact. Do you also reject gravity?”. Gravity is observable and testable whilst evolution is not. This is a false analogy. An evolutionist might also say “Your message is...

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