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25th Jul '17 10:26:59 AM Premonition45
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* Divine Fallacy (also known as argument from incredulity): Claiming that an argument is wrong just because they personally can't understand it.
22nd Jul '17 8:43:10 AM MitchellProductions
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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Acting in self-defense makes the actual victim considered to be the jerk, and the offender is sympathized and defended.
18th Jun '17 11:26:56 AM garthvader
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* GoldenMeanFallacy: Thinking that the "middle ground" between two points is the best option, even when it shouldn't apply.

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* GoldenMeanFallacy: Thinking that the "middle ground" between two extreme points is necessarily the best option, even when it shouldn't apply. simply because they are extremes. "Hitler says to kill all the Jews, Rabbi Bernstein says to kill none of the Jews, therefore the correct answer is to kill half the Jews."
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.
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