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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOGIC

 
 
Ragman
 
Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2016 08:49 pm
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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOGIC


1. Thou shalt not attack the person's character, but the argument
[ -Ad Hominem- ]

2. Thou shalt not misrepresent or exaggerate a person's argument in order to make it easier to attack.
[ -Straw Man Fallacy- ]

3. Thou shalt not use small numbers to represent the all.
[ -Hasty Generalization- ]

4. Thou shalt not argue thy position by assuming one of it's premises is true.
[ -Begging The Question- ]

5. Thou shalt not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause.
[ -Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc / False Cause- ]

6. Thou shalt not reduce the argument down to two possibilities.
[ -False dichotomy- ]

7. Thou shalt not argue that because of our ignorance, a claim must be true or false. Also known as appeal to ignorance (in which ignorance represents "a lack of contrary evidence"), is a fallacy in informal logic.
[ -Argumentum ad ignorantiam- ]

8a. Thou shalt not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim.
[ -Burden of Proof Reversal- ]
or
8b. "A proposition is true because many or most people believe it: "If many believe so, it is so."
[-Argumentum ad Populum- ]

9. Thou shalt not assume "this" follows "that" when there is no logical connection
[ -Non Sequitur- ]

10. Thou shalt not argue that because a premise is popular, therefore it must be true.
[ -Bandwagon Fallacy- ]

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And no, I am not trying to take all of the fun out of politics.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 08:08 am
@Ragman,
I thought you were tying to take all the fun out of the Creationism threads Wink
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George
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 08:13 am
These could shut down A2K in a matter of days.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 08:57 am
@Ragman,
Fuzzy Logic is a best seller. Classical Logic rarelly is used as a purpose in itself....99% of the time logic is a tool serving a segment of an argument with an agenda. Logic is not extint in human culture because it sells security in a first moment to provide further easier forms of deception in the next. Again logic is a temporary intrument to secure functional group complex tasking that is abandoned as soon the basic needs of cooperation in Neo Darwinism are satisfied. That part being granted brute force Darwinism recuurs to fuzzy logic and fallacy as a political instrument to secure power and mass control.
onevoice
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 09:00 am
@Ragman,
Love this! Very Happy
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 09:47 am
@Ragman,
But what if you put bunting on the Bandwagon fallacy? Red, white and blue bunting.
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AugustineBrother
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 01:39 pm
@Ragman,
I agree with most of that. But the cure is to state your contention with supporting facts. When something is true, that is enough. To add on the refutation of what is false really often adds nothing.

IF Jesus is the Son of God (for example) there is no reason whatsoever to answer any other religious claims. Yet on here that is the first thing people do.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 01:49 pm
I must have mistaken this for a religion thread, first time around, and jumped over it. Fourteen years of religious arguing has become so tiresome and predictable -

Mostly, I tell the truth as I see it, or present somebody else's argument, to see what others think, on a2k. I admit to having an agenda. I shall not be dissuaded.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 02:11 pm
@Ragman,
Don't worry. The ten commandments you listed will be broken in politics whether it's in the US or other countries.

Yes, I do love it. Wink
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 02:58 pm
@Ragman,
I agree with all of these. (BM)

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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 03:31 pm
@Ragman,
Don't 8b and 10 refer to the same fallacy?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2016 04:34 pm
@InfraBlue,
bingo! But, it's still a good list.
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CVeigh
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 10:50 am
@edgarblythe,
To not be dissuaded because you WILL not to is to be anti-reason.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 10:52 am
@CVeigh,
What? You need to improve your English grammar.
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Deadpan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 04:41 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Did you use a fuzzy logic generator to come up with this nonsense?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 04:43 pm
@CVeigh,
For you to give a crap about it is nosy and pushy.
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