The 10 commandments of logic

I took this off the ” Ifuckinglovescience” Facebook page

It’s meant to ensure proper Scientific debate but it helps counter Troll’s, climatologist’s and politician’s, who use these gambits to try and confuse.

1 Thou shall not attack the person’s character but the argument (ad hominem)
2: Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order tomake them easier to attack (straw man fallacy)
3. Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole (hasty generalisation)
4: Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming that one of its premises is true (begging the question)
5. Thou, shall not claim that because something occured before, it must be the cause. (Post Hoc / false cause)
6. Thou shall not reduce the argument down to two possibilities (false dichotomy)
7. Thou shall, not argue that because of our ignorance a claim must be true or false.. (Ad ignorantum)
8. Thou shall not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim. (Burden of proof reversal)
9. Thou shall not assume “this” follows “that” when it has no logical connection. (Non sequitur)
10. Thou shall not claim that because a premise is popular, therefore it must be true. (Bandwagon. fallacy)


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