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Fallacy Challenge

MTGandP
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7/18/2009 9:36:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I challenge you to come up with a single logical statement that commits as many fallacies as possible. For example, "God is ugly, therefore God exists." It begs the question and is an ad hominem and non sequitur. Three fallacies. That's the minimum acceptance standard; try to beat it.
Logical-Master
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7/18/2009 9:43:44 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
You've already succeeded in your challenge. The only fallacy is "non sequitur." Every other "fallacy" is simply classifying specific instances of non sequitur.
ChristianM
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7/18/2009 9:44:23 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Sarah Palin is an idiot, therefore, Sarah Palin must be Paris Hilton.

Paris Hilton is looking for a female best friend, therefore, the best friend must be stupid.
MTGandP
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7/18/2009 10:17:23 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I am new and I am also a tree, therefore you are the most amazing person ever to live. (Appeal to novelty, non sequitor, appeal to flattery, appeal to nature, correlation/causation.)
mongeese
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7/19/2009 8:04:46 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I have five dollars, and I am always better than everybody else, because my inspirational calendar told me so, so you have less than five dollars.
wjmelements
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7/20/2009 2:05:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
"This statement is false".

Riddle:
If I want it to be true, then it is true and false.
If I want it to be false, then it is neither true nor false.
What is "it"?
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
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7/20/2009 2:06:35 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 7/19/2009 8:04:46 AM, mongeese wrote:
I have five dollars, and I am always better than everybody else, because my inspirational calendar told me so, so you have less than five dollars.

Too many commas. I think the second comma is unnecessary.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
Rezzealaux
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7/20/2009 2:09:00 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 7/20/2009 2:05:52 PM, wjmelements wrote:
"This statement is false".

Riddle:
If I want it to be true, then it is true and false.
If I want it to be false, then it is neither true nor false.
What is "it"?

"it" is Agnosticism.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

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MTGandP
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7/20/2009 8:46:55 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 7/19/2009 8:04:46 AM, mongeese wrote:
I have five dollars, and I am always better than everybody else, because my inspirational calendar told me so, so you have less than five dollars.

That's more than one statement. By my count it's three statements.