Too bad there aren’t actually Vulcans like Mr. Spock to keep our logic in line…
However, the website logicalfallacies.info comes pretty close to having Mr. Spock on hand. In science, debate, policy and everyday decisions, there are certain mistakes which are commonly made. Sure, they may seem logical at the time, but if you really examine them, it turns out to be a bit weak. These include fallacies of relevance, presumption and ambiguity. This website lists many of the common ones. *I* have even been accused of making logical fallacies… of course… wrongly.
I can’t say I agree with everything on the page. For example Ad Hominem: Some people really just deserve it (Uri Geller, for example). Also, there are a few others I might add to the site. But then again, it’s still one of the best references I have found and definitely worth looking at. It might help next time you have a disagreement. Then again, it might do more harm to your side than help.
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