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Postby phil30k » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:49 pm

intellectualsmuse wrote:
nakatago wrote:Another infographic brought to you by Uncle Barry*

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Not limited to topics on theism.

*brownie points for anyone who gets this reference


Thanks for that. I plan on printing multiple copies and distributing them to the "chosen ones" at my workplace. Also intend to put one in every meeting room in my office... for now I put one up in my cubicle.


The cake is a lie.

If they can envision something that would change their mind, then ask them what it is. Next tell them that your own personal experience provides you with differing data (lie if need be) and ask them to explain the inconsistency.

When they fail to do so or struggle or try to garner more details and establish context etc, tell them that they are trying to change the subject or going off on a tangent or introducing new arguments or reiterate what they said before and how it is inconsistent with your experience.

Finally state that their failure means their original exposition was a lie.

Profit!!

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Tue, 03 May 2011 12:42 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:So my assumption that SMS would lead by example when it comes to embracing logic because he is a forum Moderator is an Ecological fallacy. *Feeling enlightened* :cool:

Logically since SMS is a rather short man, the result would also be a shortened fallacy, or 'fallac' (pronounced without the 'ee' at the end) 8-)


Hello all,

It's late in the night and I did a double take... was it phallic that WINH is implying? :P Or I'm just too sleepy now... Good night all!
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Postby intellectualsmuse » Tue, 03 May 2011 5:43 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:So my assumption that SMS would lead by example when it comes to embracing logic because he is a forum Moderator is an Ecological fallacy. *Feeling enlightened* :cool:

Logically since SMS is a rather short man, the result would also be a shortened fallacy, or 'fallac' (pronounced without the 'ee' at the end) 8-)


Hello all,

It's late in the night and I did a double take... was it phallic that WINH is implying? :P Or I'm just too sleepy now... Good night all!


Methinks it was a Freudian slip :P
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 04 May 2011 8:20 am

intellectualsmuse wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:Hello all,

It's late in the night and I did a double take... was it phallic that WINH is implying? :P Or I'm just too sleepy now... Good night all!


Methinks it was a Freudian slip :P

I wear no slip and neither does SMS I'm sure :wink:

AG, since I was clearly being logical, I was not implying but proving :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 20 Apr 2012 9:19 am

Found a little site to help you see how the guy you're "having a debate" with is wrong.

Also relevant with Mitt Romney apparently winning the Republican nomination.*

http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com/


* What? You thought those were debates?! Only Ron Paul and John Huntsman weren't crazy, frothing at the mouth types but they're too sane to be popular...ok, Ron Paul did have his fits but hey...


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