Logical Fallacy Bingo Logo

False Analogy
Cum hoc ergo propter hoc
Poisoning the well
Ludic Fallacy
Wishful Thinking
Appeal to Consequences
Argumentum ad Populum
Appeal to Ridicule
Overwhelming Exception
Chronological Snobbery
Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Appeal to Tradition
Dodge the question
(basically free)
Nirvana Fallacy
Appeal to Probability
Cherry Picking
Argument from Silence
Appeal to Fear
Appeal to Accomplishment
Fallacy of Many Questions
Fallacy of Composition
False Dilemma
Naturalistic Fallacy
Retrospective Determinism
Association Fallacy

Your Fallacies:
  1. False Analogy (wiki): An argument by analogy in which the analogy is poorly suited.
  2. Cum hoc ergo propter hoc (wiki): A faulty assumption that correlation between two variables implies that one causes the other.
  3. Poisoning the well (wiki): A type of ad hominem where adverse information about a target is presented with the intention of discrediting everything that the target person says.
  4. Ludic Fallacy (wiki): The belief that the outcomes of a non-regulated random occurrences can be encapsulated by a statistic; a failure to take into account unknown unknowns in determining the probability of an event's taking place.
  5. Wishful Thinking (wiki): A specific type of appeal to emotion where a decision is made according to what might be pleasing to imagine, rather than according to evidence or reason.
  6. Appeal to Consequences (wiki): The conclusion is supported by a premise that asserts positive or negative consequences from some course of action (If P, then Q will occur. Q is desirable. Therefore, P is true. ).
  7. Argumentum ad Populum (wiki): Where a proposition is claimed to be true or good solely because many people believe it to be so.
  8. Appeal to Ridicule (wiki): A specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made by presenting the opponent's argument in a way that makes it appear ridiculous.
  9. Overwhelming Exception (wiki): An accurate generalization that comes with qualifications which eliminate so many cases that what remains is much less impressive than the initial statement might have led one to assume.
  10. Chronological Snobbery (wiki): Where a thesis is deemed incorrect because it was commonly held when something else, clearly false, was also commonly held.
  11. Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy (wiki): Improperly asserting a cause to explain a cluster of data that the larger data set does not support.
  12. Appeal to Tradition (wiki): A conclusion supported solely because it has long been held to be true.
  13. Dodge the question (basically free): Lets talk about something else.
  14. Nirvana Fallacy (wiki): When solutions to problems are rejected because they are not perfect.
  15. Appeal to Probability (wiki): Assumes that because something is likely to happen, it is inevitable that it will happen.
  16. Cherry Picking (wiki): Act of pointing at individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.
  17. Argument from Silence (wiki): A conclusion based on silence or lack of contrary evidence (includes shifting the burden of proof).
  18. Appeal to Fear (wiki): A specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made by increasing fear and prejudice towards the opposing side.
  19. Appeal to Accomplishment (wiki): Where an assertion is deemed true or false based on the accomplishments of the proposer.
  20. Fallacy of Many Questions (wiki): Someone asks a question that presupposes something that has not been proven or accepted by all the people involved (loaded question).
  21. Fallacy of Composition (wiki): Assuming that something true of part of a whole must also be true of the whole.
  22. False Dilemma (wiki): Two alternative statements are held to be the only possible options, when in reality there are more.
  23. Naturalistic Fallacy (wiki): Attempts to prove a claim about ethics by appealing to a definition of the term -good- in terms of either one or more claims about natural properties.
  24. Retrospective Determinism (wiki): The argument that because some event has occurred, its occurrence must have been inevitable beforehand.
  25. Association Fallacy (wiki): Arguing that because two things share a property they are the same. Commonly guilt by association or honor by association.

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