Fallacies I See: “You ALWAYS Have An Answer!”

The Preemptive Strike Fallacy: This fallacy is committed when someone assumes they’ve discredited your rebuttal to their arguments simply by forecasting the fact that you would dare to have a response at all. It’s usually expressed in the form of sarcastic statements like “I’m sure you’re going to have a response to this because you… Continue reading Fallacies I See: “You ALWAYS Have An Answer!”

“That’s Easy For You To Say”

“That’s easy for you to say” is an expression of personal judgment targeted at the speaker. Logically speaking, however, it says nothing about the truth-value of the actual words being said. The strength of an idea does not depend on how easy or difficult it is for its proponents to advocate. The difference between facts… Continue reading “That’s Easy For You To Say”