Logical Fallacies

Logical Fallacies

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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Complex Question

This is the interrogative form of begging the question. This is when a question contains an unproved assumption. For example: “Do you still beat your wife?“. A complex question should really be divided into separate questions (1) “Did you even beat your wife?” (2) “If so, do you still continue to do so?“. This is why the question is complex. The evolutionist...

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Question-Begging epithet

Subcategory of the Fallacies of Presumptions This is when someone imports biased (and often emotional) language to support a conclusion that is logically unproved. The idea is to persuade someone using biased language rather than logic. Watch out for words such as “ignorant”, “arrogant”, “dishonest”, “stupid”, “gullible”...

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