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 its premises is true. (Begging the question)
  5. Thou shalt not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause. (Post hoc/False cause)
  6. That shalt not reduce the argument down to two possibilities. (false dichotomy)
  7. That shalt not argue that because of our ignorance, a claim must be true or false. (Ad ignorantum)
  8. That shalt not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim. (Burden of proof reversal)
  9. Thou shalt not assume “this” follows “that” when there is no logical connection. (Non sequitur)
  10. That shalt not argue that because is premise is popular, therefore it must be true. (Bandwagon fallacy)
Advertisements

Author: Protiguous

C# Software Developer, Father, and seeker of Truth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s