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Show Notes The Appeal to Sincerity fallacy is committed when someone tries to convince you of just how sincerely they believe in their claims, rather than offering evidence to back them up. Trump We started out by talking about this clip of Trump in September 2020, claiming he really believed the US was...

Show Notes The Argumentum ad Lunam Fallacy is committed when someone compares putting a man on the moon (or another very hard thing that has been achieved) to a hard thing that has yet to be achieved.   Trump We started out by talking about Trump claiming that since the US has already done...

Show Notes The Promised Proof Fallacy is committed when someone can't back up their claims with anything other than some currently non-existent proof that they claim will appear later.   Trump We started out by talking about Trump claiming the reason he didn't visit the military cemetery in France was the weather (which he...

Show Notes The Argument from Consequences occurs when someone makes a truth claim based on how good (or bad) things would be if the claim was in fact true.   Trump We started out by talking about Trump being unable to accept the results of the election because if the numbers are true that...

Show Notes The Thought-Terminating Cliché occurs when someone uses a well known or common phrase as a way of ending the debate and accepting no further thoughts on the matter.   Trump We started out with this example from Trump: Then we moved on to this clip: And finally this compilation of right wing voices talking...

Show Notes The Ambiguity Fallacy is committed when someone is deliberately vague or ambiguous to make their point or avoid answering a question.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump vaguely promising that COVID will just go away at some point: Then we talked about this tweet from Don Jr which uses...

Show Notes The Contextomy Fallacy is committed when someone uses another person's quote out of context to change the intended meaning and support their own argument.   Trump We started out with this tweet taking London Mayor Sadiq Khan's words out of context: At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor...

Show Notes The Argument by Slogan Fallacy is committed when someone uses a short snappy phrase to avoid making an argument that actually requires some nuance, explanation or evidence.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump's rally crowd chanting "Lock her up!" in 2016: We followed that up with this clip of...

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