I don't know if you meant the logical fallacies list or not, but, if you did...
Please, please, please no.
Those are like guns: to be used very, very rarely by only the most responsible of individuals (yourself included, probably). Being able to analyze an argument and discover which "then" clauses don't follow from their "if" counterparts and to identify the author's assumptions, among many other things, are much sounder than being able to say "ElChupacabra is making a Slippery Slope" or the like. Honestly, I think all of those fallacies can be reduced to three or four: B does not follow from A, a probability is not a certainty, incorrect facts, and "Strawman!"
Hate to rant like that, but from the first time I was taught the "logical fallacies list" in high school, I thought it had to be one of the educational establishment's dumbest moves in my lifetime. In any case, if people say you need to improve yourself as a debater, learning that list will probably have only the result of making you an infinitely more annoying opponent.
ElChupacabra, Naruto Forums 31 Comments
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