Fallacies Practice

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Fallacies Practice
2013-09-12 14:10:32
Fallacies examples practice

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  1. Molly Yard is just a hysterical feminist. We really shouldn't listen to her views on abortion, or vote for her for State Representative.
    Ad hominem
  2. That the television news provides accurate and reliable information was demonstrated conclusively on last week's episode of 60 Minutes
    Faulty use of authority
  3. If we can send a spacecraft to the moon, then it follows that we can discover a cure for cancer.
    Faulty analogy
  4. I used to like classical music, but my sorority sisters convinced me that it really is just for old people.
    In-crowd appeal
  5. Since my girlfriend gave me neon green shoe laces, our team has won every football game. Those laces must be good luck...if I keep on wearing them I can't help but win!
    Post hoc fallacy
  6. If we don't build a new aqueduct system this , residents of River Town will be forced to move due to a lack of water.
    Either/Or   -or-   veiled threat
  7. I couldn't understand the lecture today, so I'm sure this course will just be a waste of time.
    Hasty generalization
  8. I don't see any problem with pornography, I watched Deep Throat when I was 16 and it didn't hurt me.
    Hasty generalization   -or-   oversimplification
  9. I think there is great merit in making the requirements stricter for the graduate students. I recommend that you support it, too. After all, we are in a budget crisis and we do not want our salaries affected.
    Red herring
  10. According to U.S. Army Master Sergeant Robert Dean, the Earth is being spied upon by several extra-terrestrial civilizations.
    Faulty use of authority
  11. Why are you listening to classical music, Johnny? Don't you know that only old fogies listen to that stuff.
  12. Mr. Morgan visited the U.S. for the first time and as he walked to his hotel from the airport he saw two albino squirrels playing in a park. When he called home to talk to his wife that evening, he told his wife that squirrels in the U.S. are white.
    Hasty generalization
  13. When Jim's TV started going out of focus, he finally got so mad that he whacked it on the side. Then, the TV started working perfectly again. Of course, Jim concluded that whacking the TV fixed it.
  14. We go to war with Canada, or else Canada will eventually grow in population and overwhelm the United States.
    Either/Or fallacy    -or-    veiled threats
  15. It should be against the law to fire a woman because she gets pregnant. They don't fire a man for fathering a child.
    Faulty analogy
  16. On his show the other day, Dr. Phil explained why we should all give to Oprah's charity. I think we should all send money. Who knows better than Dr. Phil?
    Faulty use of authority
  17. I asked my friends what they thought of the new spending restraints and they agreed it is a good idea. The new restraints are generally popular.
    Hasty generalization
  18. A book is pornographic if and only if it contains pornography.
  19. If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
    Quick fix