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Tag: Logical Fallacies
  • The “Respect Your Elders” Fallacy

    As a young person, I have heard the saying “Respect your elders” numerous times from almost everyone in my family as well as teachers and coaches; basically anyone in an authority position has uttered those words to me.  In fact, I’m writing this because somebody in my family a few days ago pulled the age …

  • 5 Reasons You’re Not Winning Debates

     The marketplace of ideas is alive and well online. Any time you post a link or comment, you can expect an explosion of differing opinions, and I cherish these friendly debates.  While I’m always willing to listen to anther’s input, I can’t help but think that Douglas Adams was right: “All opinions are not equal. …

  • Logic vs. Government

    My latest column at the Daily Caller analyzes the logical fallacies contained in base progressive thought, using Jon Stewart‘s recent critique of libertarians as a perfect example of an illogical progressive argument, and then applies this analysis to the recent healthcare bill. …An analysis of the history of government reveals that even government actions with good …

  • Does government really keep us safe?

    This past semester I took a course in logic, which included a very extensive discussion of a little over 15 major logical fallacies, such as the straw man argument or argument ad verecundiam, or appeal to false authority.  By the end of the semester, my roommate – who was also in the class – and …