Why Avoid Fallacies?

Communications
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Provide an example of fallacious reasoning, either your own or someone you know. Explain why the reasoning was fallacious (questionable premise, suppressed evidence, or invalid inference) and what the result of that reasoning was.

Oct 21st, 2015

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Hello Jazzy,

to start with, fallacious reasoning happens when one tries to reason without evidence sources or reasons on a topic which is subject to questions or a poor assumption after observing.

A good example is where a friend sees a scantily dressed girl and says, 'She is a prostitute'. the friend stands his ground on this. however, The inference is invalid since to all prostitutes wear scantily and the vice versa is true. then the premise being reasoned, that the girl is a prostitute, is questionable. on these two grounds. My friends reasoning was fallacious. The reasoning ended with him agreeing the premise was wrong, and so was his inference. this ended our engagement on the issue.

Hope this did assist. Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions. I will be pleased if you make me your private tutor. Thank you
Oct 21st, 2015

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