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red herring

introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject at hand

ad huminem

attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue

false dilemna/either-or

forces listeners to choose between two alternatives neither of which is attractive


assumes that because something is popular it is good or correct or desirable

slippery slope

assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented

guilt by association

wrongdoing is assumed because of a past behavior

name calling

uses verbal assaults to belittle or nulify another's character or ability


the argument of what a word means

non sequitor

the conclusion just doesn't follow from the major premise

card stacking

shows only the favorable qualities or attributes of a person, place, or thing

hasty generalization

general conclusions are assumed from an insufficient number of instances

false analogy

tries to compare two things that just don't have enough in common to make a fair comparison

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