False Arguments

False Arguments

Here are arguments that others — and no doubt, you — have given to defend your narratives. These typically don’t bear close scrutiny but we use them all the time, often with a false sense of triumph. Here are some examples:

The Slippery Slope

The Appeal to Authority

The Appeal to History

The Appeal to Money

The Status Quo

Bandwagon Effect

Sunken Costs

The Anecdotal Testimonial

“Research” — which isn’t

And many more!

Imagine how empowered you will be when you’re able to respond to someone else’s argument by identifying the bias and false argument they are using.