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an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

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Other fallacious arguments are that the WTO discussions involve "complex economic issues" and "affords protection against bullying by the wealthy." First, the issues are not really complex.
Most recently, a local freethought group in my area did a screening of Richard Dawkins' new film, "The Root of All Evil?" Early on Dawkins criticizes benign forms of religious belief as a "slippery slope" that "can lead to far more dangerous ideas." I was shocked and dismayed to hear a skeptic use a logically fallacious argument such as slippery slope.
Considering these facts among others, we arrive at the conclusion that the fallacious argument for the supposed "Jewish guilt" for the crucifixion of Jesus is untenable and should be regarded as polemical in nature and without historical foundation or moral justification.
But this is a fallacious argument because it assumes that Saddam was comparable to Hitler in scope, power, means, and ambition.
This seems to me a fallacious argument. Whether or not they are inefficient will not change because we reduce motoring taxes.
Instead of addressing these critical questions, Cash makes a fallacious argument. While she begins by observing that questions about O'Connor's sexuality "are intrusive and irrelevant: what matters most in the life of Flannery O'Connor is her enduring fiction," she concludes that, "because the questions continue to be asked, it becomes necessary to speculate and form conclusions about O'Connor's sex life or lack thereof" (134).
Here's why that's a fallacious argument: Under current law, religious groups have the right to apply religious qualifications for every position, from minister to janitor.
He presents a shortsighted reading of Deconstructing Harry as a "fallacious argument about the immunity of art from moral responsibility" (145), yet Girgus never entertains the possibility that Allen was being ironic in his representation of the artist figure.
Christofidou focuses on the claim that Rene Descartes based his dualism on a fallacious argument found in the "Discourse" Part IV, which involves a move from what he can or cannot doubt to a metaphysical conclusion.
they forward the fallacious argument that she owned 'an expansive
Further, there is a third consideration - one that upsets the fallacious argument of the sophist Bryson, that there is no such thing as foul language, because in whatever words you put a given thing your meaning is the same.
The same fallacious argument of a "non-person' was used prior to the Civil War to deny blacks full citizenship.
Studies of Romantic attitudes to the theatre usually dwell instead on Lamb's better-known essay concerning the purported unstageability of Shakespearian tragedy, using it as the basis for a fallacious argument about wholesale Romantic antipathy to the stage.
Marinoff proceeds to give a fallacious argument for that claim.
'This is a fallacious argument, the law clearly states whatever revenue is collected by the national government must be shared with counties as established in the Constitution," Nyong'o said.