Logical Fallacies
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A logical fallacy can be described as an incorrect or misleading notion or opinion. they can be based upon inaccurate facts, or invalid reasoning. Not all fallacies are incorrect. For example it could be said that the sky is blue during the day, and black at night. While this is generally accepted it is an example of a hasty generalization. While it may well be true at the time it is said or read, it is clearly not true at all times in all places.

Learning to identify and avoid logical fallacies is an integral part of being able to think critically and clearly, and hence of being able to engage in reasonable discussions.

Exercises

The key to learning anything and becoming more skilled at it is to practice practice practice. Here are some resources to practice identifying fallacious arguments:

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