FALLACIES

Introduction to fallacies: Reference: Lumenlearning.com … Commentary by me … Frank Payton … Let’s take a look at how shallow and screwed up a lot of us are … including most in Washington DC … IMHO…

Let’s take a look at informal and formal fallacies … Errors in reasoning are the root cause of informal fallacies … Informal fallacies are identified through analysis of the content of the premise … the premise fails to provide adequate proof for believing the truth of the conclusion … ie: Joe Biden says Kamala Harris is best qualified to handle the border crisis … Really? Based on what? … The fact that Joe likes her? …That she’s a democrat? … how absurd (and Joe also said Kamala doesn’t have to consult him in her decision-making processes) … And the truth is over 50% of us believe this garbage … Are we living in Alice’s wonderland?… Are we forever to be tricked into journeying down the rabbit hole? …

Sweeping Generalizations: Politicians are experts at speaking through sweeping generalizations and never really answer a question head-on … Xs are normally Ys … Z is an (abnormal) X … Therefore Z is a Y … Joe Biden again: “A woman can do anything a man can do and sometimes better” … Joe … Even assume a man’s role in the reproductive process? … OK I get it Joe … we’re not supposed to take it that far …

Further: Dogs are good pets, coyotes are dogs, therefore coyotes are good pets … Riiiiiiight … Also, a Washington D.C. specialty for politicians is … If someone disagrees with you … Attack their character … and discredit them … A B & H Clinton specialty …

Ad Hominem fallacy: Shifts focus from the premise of the argument and conclusions … instead focusing on the individual making the argument …

Bill: I think we should go back to class now … Jane: I don’t think we need to worry about it … Bill: Well, the bell rang a few minutes ago, we’re going to be late … Jane: Well, you’re a big jerk and don’t know anything … So we don’t have to go back to class …

Again: My opponent has X … Therefore is not qualified to do the job … Really? … So we need to take our screwed-up administration and all the D. C. misdirection and hype to school … and expose them for the two-legged rodents that they are…

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