The Fallacy Fallacy: Why Fallacious Arguments Can Have Right Conclusions

  The fallacy fallacy is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone assumes that if an argument contains a logical fallacy, then its conclusion must necessarily be wrong. For example, consider a situation where someone claims that a certain medical treatment is preferable to an alternative simply because it’s perceived as more “natural”, and someone …

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The Divine Fallacy: When People Assume that ‘God’ is the Only Explanation

  The divine fallacy is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone assumes that a certain phenomenon must occur as a result of divine intervention or a supernatural force, either because they don’t know how to explain it otherwise, or because they can’t imagine that this isn’t the case. For example, if someone doesn’t understand how …

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The Argument from Incredulity: How People Explain What They Don’t Understand

  The argument from incredulity is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone concludes that since they can’t believe that something is true, then it must be false, and vice versa. For example, someone using the argument from incredulity might claim that since they don’t see how a certain scientific theory could be true, then …

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