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25th Mar '17 11:43:49 AM Premonition45
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* AppealToIgnorance: Claiming that something must be true simply because nobody has proved it false (or vice-versa).

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* AppealToIgnorance: Claiming that something not proved true must be true simply because nobody has proved it false (or vice-versa).
19th Mar '17 7:43:34 AM valar55
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** AppealToForce: Threatening anyone who disagrees with you, and therefore claiming what you say is true: "changing your mind by altering your face." A species of the Appeal to Consequences.
** AppealToFear: Saying bad things will happen to anyone who disagrees with you, and therefore what you say is true. A species of the Appeal to Consequences.

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** AppealToForce: Threatening anyone who disagrees with you, and therefore claiming what you say is true: "changing your mind by altering your face." A Another species of the Appeal to Consequences.
** AppealToFear: Saying bad things will happen to anyone who disagrees with you, and therefore what you say is true. A Yet another species of the Appeal to Consequences.
5th Mar '17 4:05:18 PM Mineboot45
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* SuppressedCorrelative: Redefining two mutually exclusive options presented by an opponent so that one encompasses the other: "you say this isn't art, but I define art as ''this'', which means it is." A specific subtype of strawman fallacy, since it is based around rebutting an argument framed in different terms to those originally used and thus a point the opponent never made.

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* SuppressedCorrelative: Suppressed Correlative: Redefining two mutually exclusive options presented by an opponent so that one encompasses the other: "you say this isn't art, but I define art as ''this'', which means it is." A specific subtype of strawman fallacy, since it is based around rebutting an argument framed in different terms to those originally used and thus a point the opponent never made.
5th Mar '17 4:05:06 PM Mineboot45
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* SubjectivistFallacy ("That's just your opinion"): Claiming that subjectivity means all conclusions are equally valid, regardless of their underlying logic.

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* SubjectivistFallacy Subjectivist Fallacy ("That's just your opinion"): Claiming that subjectivity means all conclusions are equally valid, regardless of their underlying logic.
5th Mar '17 4:04:56 PM Mineboot45
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* StyleOverSubstance: Arguing the manner in which information is presented affects the truth of the information: "Bill was very polite in presenting his points and Bob said my wife was a bitch while he was presenting his, so Bill must be right." A type of ad hominem.

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* StyleOverSubstance: Style Over Substance: Arguing the manner in which information is presented affects the truth of the information: "Bill was very polite in presenting his points and Bob said my wife was a bitch while he was presenting his, so Bill must be right." A type of ad hominem.
5th Mar '17 4:04:38 PM Mineboot45
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* SpuriousSimilarity: It is suggested that some relatively superficial resemblance is proof of a relationship.

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* SpuriousSimilarity: Spurious Similarity: It is suggested that some relatively superficial resemblance is proof of a relationship.
5th Mar '17 4:03:02 PM Mineboot45
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* {{Presentism}}: Present-day ideas and perspectives being anachronistically introduced into depictions or interpretations of the past.

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* {{Presentism}}: Presentism: Present-day ideas and perspectives being anachronistically introduced into depictions or interpretations of the past.
5th Mar '17 4:02:43 PM Mineboot45
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* FalseBalance: Also known as the "balance" fallacy, this is the belief that if two opposing positions exist, they must be treated as equally credible regardless of what the positions in question actually are.

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* FalseBalance: False Balance: Also known as the "balance" fallacy, this is the belief that if two opposing positions exist, they must be treated as equally credible regardless of what the positions in question actually are.
5th Mar '17 4:02:31 PM Mineboot45
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* Historians' Fallacy: When one assumes that a decision-maker had the same information and perspective as those analysing their decision(s) with the benefit of hindsight.

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* Historians' Historian's Fallacy: When one assumes that a decision-maker had the same information and perspective as those analysing their decision(s) with the benefit of hindsight.
5th Mar '17 4:02:21 PM Mineboot45
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* HistoriansFallacy: When one assumes that a decision-maker had the same information and perspective as those analysing their decision(s) with the benefit of hindsight.

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* HistoriansFallacy: Historians' Fallacy: When one assumes that a decision-maker had the same information and perspective as those analysing their decision(s) with the benefit of hindsight.
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