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Straw man

Over simplify opponents argument

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Ad populum

Emotional appeal using positive or negative concepts rather than real issue

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Appeal to pity

When the arguer tries to get the audience to feel bad for them

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Missing the point

You talk about irrelevant things that don't match the argument

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Red herring

Irrelevant topic is given to change the topic

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Post hoc

Believing that something happened because something else happened to cause it

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Appeal to ignorance

Using lack of evidence as proof that your argument is right

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Slippery slope

Chain reaction of events occurring with final consequence being extreme

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False dichotomy

Only given 2 choices when there is more than 2 options

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Appeal to authority

If something is said to be true you believe it is true

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Ad hominem

Attacking character

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Hasty generalization

Making a generalization about something based on one example

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Weak analogy

When an analogy is used to prove or disprove an argument when analogy has nothing to do with it