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# Fallacies of Distraction

_{ Jan 01 . 1970 }

- The Paper Chase
When strong evidence for a specific and falsifiable claim is presented, the response is a barrage of article and paper recommendations on larger and related questions instead of conceding the point of contention. It may be considered a type of slothful induction.

- Complex Question
Two unrelated points are conjoined as a single proposition.

- Slippery Slope
A series of increasingly unacceptable consequences is drawn.

- False Dilemmas and Excluded Possibilities
Two choices are given when in fact there are three options.

- Argument from Ignorance
Because something is not known to be true, it is assumed to be false.

- Category Errors
- Causal Fallacies
- Changing the Subject
- Conditional (if-then)
- Conjunction (and)
- Disjunction (or)
- Fallacies of Ambiguity
- Fallacies of Definition
- Fallacies of Distraction
- Fallacies of Explanation
- Inductive Fallacies
- Missing the Point
- Non Sequitur
- Statistical Confusion
- Syllogistic Errors
- Truths and Propositions
- Appeals to Motive