- May 12, 2019
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So you want me to listen to John Adams while you get to ignore him.Indeed. But that doesn't make ANV's activities NOT kidnapping. It's an old, old tactic to say, "Oh yeah! Well so and so did that too." It doesn't negate the facts and we both know that, to quote John Adams, "Facts are stubborn things."
Come one now, you gave me a definition and I pointed out the fallacy in it. Hell, Even Al knows better than get into debate fallacies with me.
You claimed that only the CSA can kidnap people.
Which is False Dilemma/False Dichotomy
This fallacy has a few other names: “black-and-white fallacy,” “either-or fallacy,” “false dichotomy,” and “bifurcation fallacy.” This line of reasoning fails by limiting the options to two when there are in fact more options to choose from. Sometimes the choices are between one thing, the other thing, or both things together (they don’t exclude each other). Sometimes there is a whole range of options, three, four, five, or a hundred and forty-five. However it may happen, the false dichotomy fallacy errs by oversimplifying the range of options.
Special pleading is an informal fallacy wherein one cites something as an exception to a general or universal principle (without justifying the special exception). This is the application of a double standard.
The definist fallacy (sometimes Socratic fallacy) is a logical fallacy, identified by William Frankena in 1939, that involves the definition of one property in terms of another.