The Appeal to Nature Fallacy: Why ‘Natural’ Isn’t Necessarily Better

  The appeal to nature is a logical fallacy which asserts that something is either good because it’s considered ‘natural’, or bad because it’s considered ‘unnatural’. For example, a person using an appeal to nature might suggest using herbal remedies when treating a serious medical condition, despite what research says on the topic, simply because they …

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Strawman Arguments: What They Are and How to Counter Them

  A strawman is a fallacious argument that distorts an opposing stance in order to make it easier to attack. Essentially, the person using the strawman pretends to attack their opponent’s stance, while in reality they are actually attacking a distorted version of that stance, which their opponent doesn’t necessarily support. For example, if someone says “I think …

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