Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies
The Internet: where arguments know no bounds.
As technology writer Mike Elgan writes:
Most people who argue and debate online… commit standard, well-understood logical fallacies.
The problem with this is that debates never go anywhere, and they take forever to get there.
By calling people on their logical fallacies, you can shorten arguments, and everyone can learn from debate.
So enter Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies, a site that teaches us about flaws in reasoning. In particular, the logical fallacy:
A logical fallacy is usually what has happened when someone is wrong about something. It’s a flaw in reasoning. They’re like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.
In an argument? Simply hit the site and mouse over an icon to see what logical fallacy you’re butting up against. They range from the Slippery Slope to the Texas Sharp Shooter.
Pro Tip: Works for offline arguments as well. Just download the free poster from the site.
Image: Screenshot of a Slippery Slope. Via Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies