Logical Fallacies: Flaws in Reason (Your Argument is Invalid)

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A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning.  It’s a hole in logic.  They’re used all the time in conversation when we try to argue a point.  In the attempt to persuade someone it’s easy to slip in a logical fallacy here and there.  We’ve all unknowingly used them. But that’s ok since we were never taught them in school. Logical fallacies usually go unnoticed, since most people don’t have knowledge of them.  The person using them often undeservingly wins the argument.  Unless, of course, you’re there to point out that their argument is invalid. Their use is particularly pervasive in the arena of media and government.  After reading this article watch some lamestream tv and see how many you can spot, whether it’s in a political debate, the rhetoric of a newscaster,  or on some mindless show like Oprah or Ellen. We’re surrounded by those who don’t understand the process of…

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