Logical Fallacies 101: Appeal to Authority | Ad Verecundiam

By Donald Sanchez, Introduction Fallacies of Weak Induction are logical fallacies that occur when the premises of an argument provide a weak support for the stated conclusion. In this type of fallacy, it is not necessarily the case that the premises are logically irrelevant to the conclusion, but rather the relationship between the premises and […]

Logical Fallacies 101: Fallacy of Composition

By Dr. Doug Potter,  I have been a football fan since I was five years old. Way before fantasy football, I can remember thinking that if I had my own football team, I would just pick the best players in the league in each position to have on my team. “How could my team ever […]

Logical Fallacies 101: Slanting

You probably deal with this fallacy more than most types of fallacies in today’s social and digital media world. Slanting is when you “taint” or “skew” a description in favor of one position or another. This occurs regularly in most discussions involving polarized positions.  For example, when sides of the abortion debate are labeled “Anti-Choice […]