When you personally attack a person presenting the argument, not the argument itself
Argument from Authority
When you use the opinions of an expert to support your argument
Appeal to Ignorance
It's true because you cannot prove it false or vice versa
Begging the question
Evidence that only seems legitimate from your own perspective
Draw a conclusion from insufficient evidence
When there is no logical connection between two phrases
When you oversimplify stuff into two opposing sides; black and white, no gray
One mistake progresses and gets worse and worse, kind of.
Setting up a cause and effect relationship that does not actually exist. When you mix up correlation and causation
Straw Man Argument
An oversimplification of an opponents argument. When an argument is boiled down to some extreme example.
Induce pity from the reader
When you try and shift attention away from the main argument
Scare the **** out of the reader
Argue that everyone else is also doing it.
When your beliefs are beyond question. "I'm right because I say so, ho"
Tell a lie by technically telling the truth while still intentionally being misleading. Intentionally ambiguous
An illogical comparison of two things.