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Welcome to #FallacyFridays! On Fridays, we learn about logical fallacies in order to have better arguments and have sound logic. Today's logical fallacy is the red herring fallacy, a tricky one to catch if one isn't aware of it. Retweet to let your followers in on the knowledge.
The story goes that when herring, a type of fish, is cured with brine, it turns into a reddish color and has a pungent smell. At times, this cured herring is used to create false trails to train hunting hounds. This is thought to be a possible origin of the β€œred herring fallacy.”
The red herring fallacy occurs when, instead of addressing or responding the argument in question, you digress from it and introduce another topic. You are lured by a metaphorical cured herring, distracted by the scent of irrelevant points instead of the actual argument at hand.
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Welcome to #FallacyFridays, the day we explore logical fallacies in hopes of making better arguments & having sound logic. Today's logical fallacy is the straw man fallacy. This one is quite popular, so don’t hesitate to let your followers learn more about it by retweeting. 😁
In order to explain how the straw man fallacy works, let’s talk about this tweet I made last week.
As responses were pouring in, I found that most people understood the content of my tweet and folks answered the question to the best of their ability.
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Welcome to #FallacyFridays, the day we explore logical fallacies in hopes of making better arguments & having sound logic. Today's logical fallacy is the fallacy of relative privation. And it's incredibly popular. Please retweet to let your followers in on this.

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If you are privy to the Nigerian side of social media, you've likely seen the relative privation fallacy used within the past couple weeks. In fact, if there's a sociopolitical issue talked about, I can almost guarantee that someone will use it.
The fallacy of relative privation also goes by "appeal to worse problems." I personally like to call it the "starving children in Africa" fallacy b/c that unfortunate, common saying captures the essence of the fallacy.

By now, you've may have gotten the gist of the fallacy.
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Welcome to #FallacyFridays! Every Friday, I share a logical fallacy, why it's convincing to many of us, some examples, and a chance for you to correctly identify it.

Peep today's fallacy below. And don't hesitate to retweet this thread to let your followers in on the fun! 😁
It's important to note that there is a difference between "this begs the question" as it is used in everyday language (meaning it raises a question or point yet to be discussed) and "begging the question," the logical fallacy.
At its most basic, the fallacy of begging the question occurs when you say that a claim is true because...the claim is true. In other words you assume the very thing you're trying to prove w/o evidence.

"Well duh. That's clearly fallacious," you say confidently and whatnot.
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Welcome to #FallacyFridays! Every Friday, I'll be sharing a logical fallacy, why it's compelling, some examples, and a chance for you to correctly identify it. Don't hesitate to retweet to let your followers in on the fun!

Today's logical fallacy is "appeal to nature."

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The "appeal to nature" fallacy basically states that if something is "natural," it is good. If it is "unnatural," it is bad. This is often compelling to us because many of us, knowingly or unknowingly, attribute goodness to what appears "natural."

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It's also what drives companies, especially in the food industries and companies that sell body products, to market things as "all-natural." We live in an age of chemophobia, where chemicals are seen by many as bad b/c they are not "natural." No additives? Yes PLEASE! 😍

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