Test your logical fallacy knowledge

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Test your logical fallacy knowledge

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Test your logical fallacy knowledge

80%, not bad, test was lacking advanced examples.


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Re: Test your logical fallacy knowledge

80% percent


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Test your logical fallacy knowledge

I prefer these tests.


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90%! "Mary Poppins Perfect!"

90%!

"Mary Poppins Perfect!"


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I got 100%, but that may

I got 100%, but that may just be luck. At least one question could have been either of two answers. (They had you choose between "oversimplified or overgeneralized argument" and "argument from doubtful or unindentified sources" when in fact it was an overgeneralized argument from unidentified sources.)


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I got 11eleventy 1100

I got 11eleventy 1100 percent. plus the bonus points..


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90%

90% Smiling


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90%. 5 or 6 of the questions

90%. 5 or 6 of the questions are slam dunks though...


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Quote:Nick

Quote:
Nick Poling:
90%!

"Mary Poppins Perfect!"


I scored 50%

Will Free Thinking Teens have a logic forum?

I need a lot of practice. I have the list of logical fallacies, but no where to practice . Sometimes I am not sure if I am right even with the list.

I am good at being a big mouth, but never sure 100% if I am right.

I think I just annoy people here. I like rhetoric, because non-free thinkers like it, but I want mine to be reasonable. I want to do the best I can to make it reasonable. I do not even know where to begin.


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80%, not too happy about

80%, not too happy about that one, gah...


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Quote:adaypastdead 80%, not

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80%, not too happy about that one, gah...

Better than me. There is another thread were we plan on practicing. But I am not sure where to begin.

If you are interested in practice feel free to stop by there


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I need more practice...

Sixty per cent, damn! I am very good at spotting logical fallacies in conversations and daily life in general however, I haven't had much practice learning the terminology regarding the precise logical infringements. Especially since my professor merely grazed by the logical fallacies--I mean we only studied them for two days--how are you supposed to learn something so vital and complex in two days!? Two days that took place in the year 2005!! I mean, come on...yet, I know that is no excuse, alas.

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90%. I'm going to be the

90%.

I'm going to be the first sore loser here, but I disagree with the test designer on the question I got "wrong".

7. Women are shorter and younger than their husbands. Since Alan want to
get married, he should begin dating shorter and younger women.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

The correct answer was E. I picked B. Why? Because "Women are shorter and younger than their husbands" can reasonably be interpreted as "Women tend to be...". The real problem is that the conclusion does not follow from the premise.

Any opinions?


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Kemono wrote:90%. I'm going

Kemono wrote:
90%.

I'm going to be the first sore loser here, but I disagree with the test designer on the question I got "wrong".

7. Women are shorter and younger than their husbands. Since Alan want to
get married, he should begin dating shorter and younger women.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

The correct answer was E. I picked B. Why? Because "Women are shorter and younger than their husbands" can reasonably be interpreted as "Women tend to be...". The real problem is that the conclusion does not follow from the premise.

Any opinions?

it can be that, but it can also be B. it has two fallacies.
if you were to take the first statement for granted, the second statement does not necessarily follow on.
even if all wives were shorter than their husbands now, it doesn't mean that he can't marry someone taller than him. just that it hasn't happened (apparently)


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100%.

100%.

When someone sets out to create examples of logical fallacies, it's usually not going to be very difficult to identify them since they will tend to word their examples while following a structure. In addition, they do not believe the examples are logical, and naturally, these examples will be void of sincerity. Also, they will tend not to use language in a way that disguises their structure. Why? People who believe in bad arguments don't usually think of these arguments in a way that makes their illogic best known...and language has the ability to separate ideas which makes it more difficult to compare these ideas. Quite often you will see people listing the premises of an argument, while keeping these premises short. This makes the argument easier to follow. Now find an example of an argument of this nature, blend the premises, add in some time misdirection and rhetoric, and it can become difficult to follow.

EDIT: Clarification: I'm not implying that those who didn't score high on this test are stupid because I feel that the test is not very difficult. What I'm implying is that this test is easy for those who are well acquainted with logical fallacies (especially considering it's multiple choice), and that the best way to test one's fallacy identifying skills is in a real world setting, for the reasons I explained above.


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70%. I am just getting used

70%. I am just getting used to these terms. Laughing out loud


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I don't think the test is

I don't think the test is that good...

I got a 80, but I really don't know a whole lot about them.

I was expecting like a 50 or something.


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90% Aristotle would be proud

90%

Here's a good site to learn more about logical fallacies:

http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm

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Yes, everyone gets 90%.

Yes, everyone gets 90%. Hurrah for us Eye-wink


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woohoo 90%- I wish it said

woohoo 90%- I wish it said which one I missed...


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That's the one I missed for

"I'm going to be the first sore loser here, but I disagree with the test designer on the question I got "wrong".

7. Women are shorter and younger than their husbands. Since Alan want to
get married, he should begin dating shorter and younger women.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

The correct answer was E. I picked B. Why? Because "Women are shorter and younger than their husbands" can reasonably be interpreted as "Women tend to be...". The real problem is that the conclusion does not follow from the premise."

That's the one I missed for the same reason!

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It's pretty funny though

It's pretty funny though that those aren't "Logical Fallacies" as they claim, but informal fallacies....guess the creators weren't quite slick enough. Pretty bad writing and examples as well.


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Quote:"I'm going to be the

Quote:
"I'm going to be the first sore loser here, but I disagree with the test designer on the question I got "wrong".

7. Women are shorter and younger than their husbands. Since Alan want to
get married, he should begin dating shorter and younger women.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

The correct answer was E. I picked B. Why? Because "Women are shorter and younger than their husbands" can reasonably be interpreted as "Women tend to be...". The real problem is that the conclusion does not follow from the premise."

Yeah, I agree, that was the worst designed question. If you think about the syllogism it makes perfect logical sense. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. If it had said, women tend to be shorter and younger than their husbands....I'd think it might pass par.


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I got 70%! Whoo hoo I passed

I got 70%! Whoo hoo I passed with a GPA of 2.0! Laughing out loud


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I got 90%, and the funny

I got 90%, and the funny thing is, I've had, let's see... six beers.

If I am very logical, then I am drunk.

Name the fallacy.

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