The 10 commandments of logic
- Thou shall not attack the person's character, but the argument.
- Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person's argument in order to make them easier to attack.
(Straw man fallacy)
- Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole.
- Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming one of its premises is true.
(Begging the question)
- Thou shall not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause.
(Post Hoc/False cause)
- Thou shall not reduce the argument down to two possibilities.
- Thou shall not argue that because of our ignorance, claim must be true or false.
- Thou shall not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim.
(Burden of proof reversal)
- Thou shall not assume "this" follows "that" when it has no logical connection.
- Thou shall not claim that because a premise is popular, therefore it must be true.