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Red Herring
Avoiding the question by introducing something irrevelent into an argument
Ad hominem
Attacking the opponents character, or his motives for believing something, instead of disproving his argument
Genetic Fallacy
Condemning an argument because of where it began, how it began, or who began it
Tu Quoque
Dismissing someone's viewpoint on an issue because he is inconsistent in that very thing
Faulty Appeal to Authority
An appeal to someone who has no special knowledge in the area being discussed
Appeal to the People
When we claim our viewpoint is correct becaus many other people agree with it
Straw Man
Changing or exaggerating an oppenent's position or argument to make it easier to refute