The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today's Fallacy of Argument

     Presented as a public service to empower the reader with defense mechanisms before the election season's deluge of bovine fecal matter.

     The Accident Fallacy

     Incorrectly applying a general principle to a specific instance:

      Most birds fly
       Penguins are birds
       Therefore, most penguins fly.

       The average dog weighs 60lbs.
       Chihuahuas are dogs
       Ergo, the average chihuahua weighs 60lbs.

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