Motivate Your Fallacies #1

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Friday, March 5, 2010 | Published in

For a long time I've been meaning to do a little series on logical fallacies. Knowing your logical fallacies is an extremely important part of critical thinking. It helps to know what pitfalls there are along the way to making convincing arguments. (And, of course, abusing logical fallacies is one of the all time best trolling techniques).

I decided against doing the straight forward approach of listing and explaining some logical fallacies to you. There are already a ton of sites that do that much better than I ever could. Instead I have decided to use the art of interpretative dance Motivational Posters. Yeah, I know, not very original. But I haven't seen anyone else do a good series on it. It's something that's been needed to be done for awhile though. Hopefully this will be useful for people to drop into online debates whenever a jackass starts heading down the wrong path.

So here ya go, my first foray into memehood: Poisoning the Well. If the pic selected for it doesn't make sense, see here.

(2) Comments

  1. Requia

    The caption doesn't seem to fit the fallacy. Its close, but not quite right.

    March 7, 2010 at 5:37 AM
  2. Jay said...

    Requia's right. The caption needs to capture the idea that you're calling your opponent a wanker before you have, in fact, given him a chance to prove it.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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