Tag: Fallacy

Common Fallacies and Misuses – SciPhi 009 [Video]

What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in reasoning, it doesn’t necessarily make the conclusion false, but the reasoning to get there is fallacious and needs to be refined. We are going to provide a number of examples of statements and lines of thought that are fallacious, and times where people might shout fallacy when they are not. Some of these statements are might seem a little glib, this is due to me giving a concise version of…


Is That Really a Fallacy?

On a recent podcast, I made a comment that most things that could be considered a fallacy could also not be fallacious. There are some that argue these things are always fallacious. This post hopes to explore a number of common fallacies and see if they are always fallacies, and also when folks might erroneously shout fallacy. Remember, a fallacy is essentially just an error in reasoning, it does not make the conclusion wrong, but the process to get to…


Bad Atheist Arguments – Vol: 03 – Philosophy and Fallacies

The 3rd in the Bad Atheist Arguments series is now here. Having covered the ‘Bible and Evidence‘ in volume 1, and ‘Beliefs and Propositional Logic‘ in volume 2, I felt it time to address philosophy, fallacies, and general errors in our reasoning. Whilst there are a number of common theistic fallacies, we atheists forget sometimes that we too are human and have errors in our logic. In fact, many disagree with the last article due to a lack of understanding…


Common Theistic Fallacies

‘Common Theistic Fallacies’ was not only one of Kriss Pyke’s first articles on Answers In Reason but one of the very founding articles. Podcasting I’ve been eager to get back in to podcasting and radio and felt ‘Common Theistic Fallacies’ a great article to start on. Answers in Reason will be offering a number of podcasts from article readings to interactive shows. These will be available; both on the site and all popular podcasting syndicates. https://answers-in-reason.com/feed/podcast What is a Fallacy? Fallacy: a…


Common Theistic Fallacies

In this article we will address some of the common Fallacies that are used by Theists in arguments. An important point to be made about fallacies is that it does NOT automatically mean that someone is wrong. It means that the formulation of their argument is wrong, and that we can dismiss that argument until they can present it in a way that has been argued properly.   Argument From Incredulity: Definition – This fallacy happens when one claims that…