Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies – The Poster

Disinfonauts love to call people out on their logical fallacies. Here’s a poster to help keep you on your toes:



50 Comments on "Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies – The Poster"

  1. Echar Lailoken | Jul 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm |

    Any person worth their argument and open eyes has this hanging on their wall next to nudie pictures.

    • Echar Lailoken | Jul 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm |

      This used to share a relatively close proximity to the included Ayn Rand image. I had to separate them, their intellectual and physical masturbatory
      energies were just too much.

      I felt like Maxxx Orbison after being shot by the Orgazmorator too many times, but a prolonged effect that lasted throughout the day. After recovering from my folly of feng shui placement, I covered the Ayn Rand image with a black fabric and placed mirrors to redirect. Honestly, I shouldn’t be alive.

  2. Thank you so much! This is outstanding.

  3. Gabriel D. Roberts | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm |

    I’ve always loved this poster. It’s fun to troll people with individual links to the particular fallacy they are using. However, playing ‘spot the fallacy’ too much ruins any real dialogue and becomes the dreaded ‘fallacy fallacy’.

    • Simon Valentine | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm |

      isn’t that the defeatist fallacy?

      lol or dismissal
      doesn’t matter
      “NP is too hard” keeps getting repeated
      therefore tu quoque is anyway all the time anyway

      • sofiarconlon | Jul 14, 2014 at 3:57 am |

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    • Craig Bickford | Jul 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm |

      Only if you are assuming incorrectly that any fallacy automaticaly disproves the argument’s conclusion just by it’s presence, when in fact it might or it might just be a contradiction they are using through incorrect thinking or as a sophist tactic to win a argument. Using logic explicitly isn’t bad.

      • Simon Valentine | Jul 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm |

        not necessarily to win

        not all sophists “do that ‘reputation’ thing”

      • guadalupemshoe | Jul 12, 2014 at 8:52 am |

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        …that…my neighbour woz like they say truley earning money parttime on their
        apple labtop. . there sisters neighbour has done this 4 only 19 months and by
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  4. doodahman | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm |

    Sounds like the climate alarmists’ handbook.

    • Tuna Ghost | Jul 12, 2014 at 10:26 am |

      Logic? The field of logic sounds like a climate alarmists’ handbook? Are you…I mean are you some sort of double agent, making your side look bad because you’re really working for the other side? You can tell me, I’m hip

  5. BuzzCoastin | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm |

    to assume that words & facts have the ability to persuade
    is a logical fallacy

  6. Simon Valentine | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm |

    all the nested loops
    the while statements
    the pincer, the scissor, the wedge, the turtle
    all because conversation is worthless and people don’t have a clue
    horse shoes, hand grenades, and tactical nukes
    to the alien, the strategy is you

    • guadalupemshoe | Jul 12, 2014 at 8:46 am |

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  7. Craig Bickford | Jul 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm |

    Maybe I’m missing some of the taxonomy, but it’s weird that Neglected aspect, false dilemma or argument from ignorance aren’t on here (burden of proof is related to ignorantum I believe so maybe it isn’t strange). They just seem like the prevalent political fallacies to me, so they are kind of important.

    • Tuna Ghost | Jul 12, 2014 at 10:24 am |

      ignoratum would be especially useful, given how often debates about religion pop up around here

  8. A poster of cognitive biases could also be useful.

  9. Jonas Planck | Jul 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm |

    Groovy… a handy infografic to help me finally realize my dream of using ALL of them in ONE paragraph! So far, the best I’ve managed is nine.

  10. Liam_McGonagle | Jul 12, 2014 at 9:55 am |

    Interesting, but I find it most useful for putting down others and making myself look erudite.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 12, 2014 at 9:56 am |

      PS There’s no point in arguing about anything. Nobody changes their conclusions. At best, all they do is change their rationales. The decisions are hardened long before people even begin to explore supporting reasons.

      • Tuna Ghost | Jul 12, 2014 at 10:23 am |

        Not true, sir. I’ve had my conclusions changed by gigantic intellects I’ve come in contact with. So long as you’re truly pursuing truth, either little-T “truth” or big-T “Truth”, it can and will happen. I used to be a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, for christ’s sake

        • “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”

        • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm |

          I won’t deny that it occassionally occurs, as if by accident, but statistically speaking the #s are negligible. Certainly not enough to make a difference to the momentum of public opinion.

          There are few things in this world more useless than the Truth. A well-crafted lie or piece of bullsh*t can accomplish what we want at much less cost.

        • misinformation | Jul 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm |

          Don’t tell me you used to believe this crazy conspiracy theory:

    • I find it most useful for teaching students how to argue their points from a rational, informed position while being open to any new research and other reliable information that come their way through their own research efforts.

      • Echar Lailoken | Jul 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm |

        I hope you teach them not to abuse it though. We’ve all seen what that looks like.

        • I have no control over what is in their hearts or what kind of people they are. In the course of teaching argument and persuasion, I can only point out how we have been and are manipulated, what constitutes weasel words, what propaganda and abuse of words (read: people) is and how these things work on us. It is my observation that most people feel, “Jeez, I didn’t like that at all so I’m not going to do that to others,” but there is always that measure of people who feel, “Jeez, I didn’t like that at all and I can’t wait to do that to someone else.” And, as we have seen on this site many times, knowing how words work is the best defense against that kind of abuse while making us aware of the weight of our own words.

      • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 14, 2014 at 9:23 am |

        The problem being, of course, that there are next to no rational, well-informed people. Evolutionary bias ensures that very few will ever reproduce. Lies and bullsh*t are much more valuable.

        • No one can be “well-informed” about everything; our world is too complicated for that. People are often well-informed about issues they care about. The problem is we no longer have trust in the information we are given so it is imperative to teach critical thinking in “Who profits?” from that mainstream information. In the end, it comes down to the individual to educate themselves as much as possible with the best information available.

  11. lilbear68 | Jul 13, 2014 at 11:54 am |

    don’t forget ‘reductio ad absurdum’ that’s very popular

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