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List of common fallacies

In daily conversations, we come across many logical fallacies. Discussions and debates often lead nowhere, because the underlying logic is already wrong. Looking for better explanations or more evidence is a good approach, and another one is attacking the problems in your opponents position. The following list briefly describes some of the most common fallacies: You don’t need to take drugs to hallucinate; improper language can fill your world with phantoms and spooks of many kinds.  – Robert A. Wilson Common fallacies: ad hominem: Latin for “to the person.” An arguer who uses the ad hominem attack aims at the person instead of the...