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Old 09-21-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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The Logical Fallacy Super Mega Quiz Game

DiapDealer in another thread gave me an idea for this fun game.

Here's how the Logical Fallacy Super Mega Quiz Game* will work:
  • someone posts an argument or bit of text from an outside website (let's avoid MobileRead to avoid spotlighting someone) that contains one or more logical fallacies;
  • the first person that correctly identifies the logical fallacy(ies) wins the adoration of the forum;
  • the person that won posts a new bit of text containing one or more logical fallacies (again not from a MobileRead post); and
  • profit.

I'll go first to demo, and I'm going to be a bit lazy by pulling from a logical fallacy quiz site. I'm also going to make this one a multiple choice quiz, which no one else has to do if they don't want to:

Quote:
Anthony and Marie have a heated argument. During their fight, Anthony tells Marie that he hates her and wished that she would get hit by a bus. Later that evening, Anthony receives a call from a friend who tells him that Maria is in the hospital because she was struck by a bus. Anthony immediately blames himself and reasons that if he hadn't made that comment during their fight, Marie would not have been hit.
What logical fallacy has Anthony committed?
  1. Slippery slope?
  2. Post hoc ergo propter hoc?
  3. Ad hominem?
  4. Red herring?

If anyone wants to brush up on their logical fallacies, this Wikipedia page has a full list. I'm going to admit that a lot on the list was new to me, so no one should feel bad about not recognizing some or getting a wrong answer. It's all for fun.




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Old 09-21-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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This belongs in the Lounge.

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Old 09-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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None of the above. This is a classic example of tempus fugit with a side of caveat emptor.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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I like caveat, especially on toast points with a bit of sour cream.
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