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Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Schrodinger's Cat

What fallacy annoys you the most?

All attempts at generic use of fallacies.....of which the OP is one such.

The whole point of fallacies is that they apply to specific arguments. Whereas one can give specific examples of a 'type' of fallacy, the very nature of debate is such that one cannot state in advance that a particular argument will be fallacious. There would otherwise be no point in having an argument........and one could simply program a supercomputer to go through every possible combination of words and determine 'fallacious' or not.

The 'blanket' use of a fallacy is in my view one of the worst fallacies of all.

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:24:34 UTC | #912816