Logical Fallacies

In Omar’s Revolution, the most common logical fallacy appears to be the ad hominem fallacy.  That’s a fancy way of saying that a chatter is calling someone else a name instead of responding to that chatter’s comment. 

Use of the ad hominem fallacy destroys a discussion and chatters who engage in logical fallacies such as the ad hominem will be counseled.  Then they will be dotted or bounced or banned for repeated violations. 

Please visit the link below to see a complete list of logical fallacies, and the Red Herring list.


The ad hominem falls under the general category of Red Herrings:

Red herring fallacies

A red herring is an argument, given in response to another argument, which does not address the original issue. See also irrelevant conclusion

Ad hominem: attacking the personal instead of the argument. A form of this is reductio ad Hitlerum.

Argumentum ad baculum (“appeal to force”, “appeal to the stick”): where an argument is made through coercion or threats of force towards an opposing party

Argumentum ad populum (“appeal to belief”, “appeal to the majority”, “appeal to the people”): where a proposition is claimed to be true solely because many people believe it to be true

Association fallacy & Guilt by association

Appeal to authority: where an assertion is deemed true because of the position or authority of the person asserting it

Appeal to consequences: a specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument concludes a premise is either true or false based on whether the premise leads to desirable or undesirable consequences for a particular party

Appeal to emotion: where an argument is made due to the manipulation of emotions, rather than the use of valid reasoning

Appeal to fear: a specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made by increasing fear and prejudice towards the opposing side

Wishful thinking: a specific type of appeal to emotion where a decision is made according to what might be pleasing to imagine, rather than according to evidence or reason

Appeal to spite: a specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made through exploiting people’s bitterness or spite towards an opposing party

Appeal to flattery: a specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made due to the use of flattery to gather support

Appeal to motive: where a premise is dismissed, by calling into question the motives of its proposer

Appeal to novelty: where a proposal is claimed to be superior or better solely because it is new or modern

Appeal to poverty (argumentum ad lazarum)

Appeal to wealth (argumentum ad crumenam)

Argument from silence (argumentum ex silentio)

Appeal to tradition: where a thesis is deemed correct on the basis that it has a long-standing tradition behind it

Chronological snobbery: where a thesis is deemed incorrect because it was commonly held when something else, clearly false, was also commonly held

Genetic fallacy

Judgmental language

Poisoning the well

Sentimental fallacy: it would be more pleasant if; therefore it ought to be; therefore it is

Straw man argument

Style over substance fallacy

Texas sharpshooter fallacy

Two wrongs make a right

Tu quoque

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