August, 2012

Appeal to Ridicule

The fallacy of appealing to ridicule presents the opponent’s argument in a way that makes it appear absurd “Faith in God is like believing in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy”

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Appeal to Probability

The fallacy of appealing to probability assumes that because something could happen, it will inevitably happen “There are billions of galaxies with billions of stars in the universe. So there must be another planet with intelligent life on it”

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