Essay about Fallacies Simply Make Conversations Better

900 Words Nov 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Fallacies Simply Make Conversations Better If you lose your pen, you will not be able to take notes. If you do not take notes, you will not study. If you do not study, you will fail. If you fail, you will not receive a diploma. If you do not receive a diploma, you will not get a job. If you do not get a job, you will not have money. If you do not have money, you will not have food. If you do not have food, you will get skinny. If you get skinny, you will get ugly. If you get ugly, you will have no love. If you have no love, you will have no marriage. If you have no marriage, you will not have children. If you do not have children, you will end up alone. If you end up alone, you will get depression. You if get depression, you will get sick. If you get sick, you will die. Therefore, according to this slippery slope fallacy, if you lose your pen, you will most likely die. Fallacies can be extremely deceptive, but useful. Society tends to overuse them, especially politics and advertisers. Fallacies lies, to hide the truth but are in fact, helpful. They seem to help the audience understand one’s point of view better, get people involve, confuse them, etc.
Fallacies such as the slippery slope, red herring, complex questions, post hoc/ergo/propter hoc (after it / therefore / because of it), and the fallacy of equivocation are the fallacies that I tend to overhear and maybe myself overuse. The red herring fallacy seems to be the more understandable fallacy and therefore more used…

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