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Logical Fallacies are when reasoning goes bad. Or, more formally said: A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning which can, yet doesn't have to, lead to a false conclusion.

Let's divide the fallacies of reasoning into two groups:

  1. "Classical" logical fallacies
  2. Rhetorical tricks

Example for a classical logical fallacy:


Some women are blonds.
All blonds have long hair.


All woman have long hair.


Example for a fallacy as a rhetorical trick:


Mr M. says, he has seen a UFO.
But Mr M. cannot even properly read and write.
Ergo: Mr M. supposedly lies.


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