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Arguing against the person, not against the proposition.
Appeal to Authority:
A conclusion is drawn from testimony provided by someone who is well-known but not an expert or authority.
Threat of rejection by a group is substituted for an actual argument
Burden of Proof:
Assuming since one side could not prove its case, the other side must be true.
Presenting two choices and claiming that since one is false the other is true when both could be false.
Guilt by Association:
Rejecting an argument simply because it is pointed out that people he/she dislikes support the arguments
A conclusion is drawn from an insufficient sample size
Presenting an irrelevant topic to divert attention from the original proposition
Ignoring the actual argument and substituting a distorted or exaggerated version of the position
Appeal to Tradition:
Assuming something is true just because it is older or traditional
Mandarin Office Vocabulary
All pims combined up to 3-15
Pims 3-1 thourgh 3-15