McGroarty’s Logical Fallacies — fun list

Logical Fallacies
Compiled by Brian McGroarty.

Ad Hominem:
This is the best logical fallacy, and if you disagree with me, well, you suck.

Appeal to False Authority:
Your logical fallacies aren’t logical fallacies at all because Einstein said so. Einstein also said that this one is better.

Appeal to Emotion:
See, my mom, she had to work three jobs on account of my dad leaving and refusing to support us, and me with my elephantitis and all, all our money went to doctor’s bills so I never was able to get proper schooling. So really, if you look deep down inside yourself, you’ll see that my fallacy here is the best.

Appeal to Fear:
If you don’t accept Appeal to Fear as the greatest fallacy, then THE TERRORISTS WILL HAVE WON. Do you want that on your conscience—that THE TERRORISTS WILL HAVE WON because you were a pansy who didn’t really think that Appeal to Fear was worth voting for, and you wanted to vote for something else? Of course not, and neither would the people you let die because THE TERRORISTS WILL HAVE WON.

Appeal to Force:
If you don’t agree that Appeal to Force is the greatest logical fallacy, I will kick your ass.

Appeal to Majority:
Most people think that this fallacy is the best, so clearly it is.

Appeal to Novelty:
The Appeal to Novelty’s a new fallacy, and it blows all your crappy old fallacies out the water! All the cool kids are using it: it’s OBVIOUSLY the best.

Appeal to Numbers:
Millions think that this fallacy is the best, so clearly it is.

Appeal to Tradition:
We’ve used Appeal to Tradition for centuries: how can it possibly be wrong?

Argumentum Ad Nauseam:
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.
Argumentum ad nauseam is the best logical fallacy.

Begging the Question:
Circular reasoning is the best fallacy and is capable of proving anything.
Since it can prove anything, it can obviously prove the above statement.
Since it can prove the first statement, it must be true.
Therefore, circular reasoning is the best fallacy and is capable of proving anything.

Burden Of Proof:
Can you prove that Burden of Proof isn’t the best logical fallacy?

Complex Question:
Have you stopped beating your wife and saying Complex Question isn’t the best fallacy?

False Dilemma:
I’ve found that either you think False Dilemma is the best fallacy, or you’re a terrorist.

False Premise:
All of the other fallacies are decent, but clearly not the best as they didn’t come from my incredibly large and sexy brain.

Gambler’s Fallacy:
In all the previous talks about this subject, Gambler’s Fallacy won, so I just know the Gambler’s Fallacy is going to win this time!

Guilt by Association:
You know who else preferred those other logical fallacies?
*(insert pictures of Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot here)*

Non Sequitur:
Non Sequitur is the best fallacy because none of my meals so far today have involved asparagus.

Post Hoc/False Cause:
Since I’ve started presuming that correlation equals causation, violent crime has gone down 54%.

Red Herring:
They say that to prove your fallacy is the best requires extraordinary evidence, because it’s an extraordinary claim. Well, I’d like to note that “Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence” is itself an extraordinary claim.

Relativism:
Well maybe all those other fallacies are the best for you, but to me, the relativist fallacy is the greatest logical fallacy ever.

Slippery Slope:
If you don’t like Slippery Slope arguments, you will do poorly in class, drop out of school, commit crimes, go to prison, and die of AIDS.

Special Pleading:
I know that everyone is posting about their favorite fallacies, but Special Pleading is out-and-out the best, so it should just win with no contest.

7 thoughts on “McGroarty’s Logical Fallacies — fun list

  • September 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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    The Genetic Fallacy is Best. And if you don’t believe that, it’s only because of your early upbringing.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 9:46 am
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    The Argument from Ignorance is the best fallacy because there is no evidence that it isn’t.

  • September 9, 2017 at 10:01 pm
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    The committee, which is composed of PhDs and a lot of people who could get PhDs if they wanted to, categorically condemn the idea that this logical fallacy is not the best logical fallacy. Such comments are a textbook example of intellectual supremacy and cultural elitism and anyone who would advance such a view is a divisive interloper with bigoted views. We, the committee, call on everyone who uses logical fallacies to consider the toll such ideas take on others, particularly those who believe sincerely that this logical fallacy is the best logical fallacy, and to reject them accordingly. We are sure anyone with one ounce of decency will find our argument persuasive.

  • September 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    The Ad Hominem, Circumstantial is the best fallacy. And if you don’t think so, well none of the fallacies you proposed were the best, so you’re no expert!

  • September 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm
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    Argument from oppressed status: As an oppressed minority I have perpetual moral superiority and therefore no argument you can pose overrides my assertion that this is the best logical fallacy.

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