logical fallacy

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Noun1.logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
hysteron proteron - the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
ignoratio elenchi - the logical fallacy of supposing that an argument proving an irrelevant point has proved the point at issue
petitio, petitio principii - the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question
post hoc, post hoc ergo propter hoc - the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
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Indeed, the use of the 'think of the children' line has been historically used as a logical fallacy argument, in terms of invoking emotion such that logical thought goes out of the window, particularly in terms of encouraging censorship in the past.
Whilst it is true that we have made significant progress on local rice production, with the import bill having fallen by more than 70 percent over the last three years, it is a logical fallacy to jump to the conclusion that we are now a food self-sufficient country.
He purports to respond to my challenge but doesn't, instead, he resorts to his usual insults and even repeats his logical fallacy about "consensus" on CAGW.
Khan said, opposition's immature behavior is quite disappointing and it would be a supreme logical fallacy to say that Budget as a whole is reject able.
In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, Lincoln emphasized how applying exceptions to the phrase "all men are created equal" is a logical fallacy. "If one man says it does not mean a negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
Avoid the logical fallacy of assuming that mere chronology of events gives rise to causal correlation.
Except that, in this case, what astounded was her logical fallacy. That makes her a Duterte first, a lawyer second, and, just perhaps, a public servant third.
It does this by using a machine learning algorithm that is designed to detect logical fallacy, political bias, and incorrect statistics," the 21-year-old techie explains.
While Ms Zakaria responded that this kind of 'slippery slope' argument was a logical fallacy, her defence was weak in just quoting a term from high school debating.
This is the kind of logical fallacy that gives local governance a really bad name.
For the record, various sources define a false equivalence as a logical fallacy used to describe a set of circumstances that appear to be equal but are not because the argument lacks consistency.
It may seem counterintuitive at first, but in doing so we mitigate the effects of survivorship bias--the logical fallacy of fixating on the people or things that survived a process or event instead of on all the participants.