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Anti-theist?

So there are all the terms I’ve learned of late. One of which is “Anti-theist”. I know it sounds the same as atheist but there is a big difference. An atheist is someone who lacks a belief in a god… Continue Reading →

Fallacy Friday

Argument from Authority This is a fallacy that I was guilty of for many years.  An appeal to authority is when you take the word of an authority figure as truth because they are an authority.  For example; 9 out… Continue Reading →

Fallacy Friday!

Ad Populum Definition: A fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because many or all people believe it; it alleges that “if many believe so, it is so”. Have you ever had your parents say “If everyone else jumped off a bridge would… Continue Reading →

Fallacy Friday!

Appeal to emotion An appeal to emotion fallacy is something that most people might already be aware of, with out being aware of it.  Those Sarah Mclachlan commercials with the dogs.  The ones that make you either cry or want… Continue Reading →

Fallacy Friday!

Ad Hominem An ad hominem fallacy is when you use a personal attack on someone during a debate instead of attacking the argument.  Something to the effect of when you put forth a solid argument, well thought out and presented… Continue Reading →

Definition Friday!

Argument from personal incredulity Essentially this fallicy is that just because you don’t understand something it’s probably not true. For instance, say you travel back in time 1000 years, ignoring the fact you’d die pretty quick from disease, and you… Continue Reading →

Definition Friday!

Just as a heads up the next few weeks of Definition Friday are going to be dealing with logical fallicies. I’ve been somewhat studying them in my spare time. There is a great resource here if your interested in reading more. I’ll… Continue Reading →

Definition Friday!

Today’s phrase is cognitive dissonance. Dictionary definition: the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change. This has a very specific significance to me.  After I started questioning everything I was fought to… Continue Reading →

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