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Your Favorite Logical Fallacies?
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Posted 12/2/15
Don't know if it's a fallacy, but it shows a little dichotomy..
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Posted 12/2/15 , edited 12/2/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

What logical fallacy would the argument "human logic doesn't apply to deities" be?


Neither "human logic doesn't always apply in X" nor "human logic never applies in X" is a deduction. Yet logical fallacies can lead into a claim of those types. Here are some deductions I could make with such assumptions:

- "human logic doesn't always apply in X" and "we are discussing about X", thus "what was just proven is not certain to hold".
- "human logic never applies in X" and "we are discussing about X", thus "what was just proven is not certain to hold".
- "human logic never applies in X" and "we are discussing about X", thus "what was just proven does not hold".
- "human logic doesn't always apply in X" and "we are discussing about Y" and "even Y is in the scope of X", thus "what was just proven is not certain to hold".
- "human logic doesn't always apply in X" and "we are discussing about Y" and "anything can be in the scope of X" and "B was proven" and "I prefer if B is not true", thus "Y is in the scope of X" (Special Pleading)

Onto a slightly different topic, something I have been pondering on:
- "Logic holds for all claims" and "logic does not hold for paradoxical claims", thus "paradoxical claims aren't claims".
- "There are no contradictions in mathematical logic" and "self-referential claims can lead to contradictions", thus "self-referential claims aren't in the scope of mathematical logic".

I wish to one day know if Curry's Paradox could be used to actually fool people's subconscious:
- "use of logic can not cause contradictions" and "logic can be applied here" and "B or <a contradiction in the interpretation of this statement>", thus "B".
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Posted 12/2/15 , edited 12/2/15
Nothing is more fun than circular logic. It's always fun-fun explaining to freshman logic students that "I assume A, therefore A is true" is not valid.
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Posted 12/3/15
Slippery slope is pretty nice. People are paranoid.
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Posted 12/3/15
The most annoying ones are from gun control.

Restricting magazine size will stop mass shootings
Banning assault rifles will stop mass shootings
- "assault rifles" with military style stocks are more dangerous than wooden ones.
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Closed because OP nuked.
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