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Common Logical Fallacies Bandwagon : An argument that something is right if a lot of people are doing it. Everyone else is cheating, so why shouldn’t you? False dilemma : Stating only two alternatives when more exist. We have to build more nuclear power plants or be dependent on foreign oil. False authority : An expert in one field is an expert in another. Vitamin C helps heal colds, as a famous astronomer has shown. Slippery slope : If one thing is allowed, other worse things will happen. Handgun control will lead to a police state. Guilt by association : One person or thing is responsible for others. All members of City Council must be crooks because Mariano was convicted of fraud. False cause : If one event follows another, then the first was the cause of the second. The new tax assessor took office in January and since then crime has increased. False analogy : Because two things are alike in some way, they must be alike in other ways.
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