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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Logical Fallacies

                                              Logical Fallacies
Logical fallacies are well ensconced in appealing slogans, well nuanced words, emotional blackmails and many other hypnotising methods of propaganda mechanisms or brain washing techniques that restrict even our frames of reference.

As it is we have, for ease of understanding as well as many other justifiable and unjustifiable reasons, divided the wholesomeness of life into narrow classifications and compartments.

Recently there was a video doing rounds in WhatsApp of someone lecturing how we live only seven [7] years by explaining by deducting how many years go away in sleeping, how many in doing routine duties, how many years we spend eating, travelling , bathing etc.

But aren’t all those part of life, in fact they make life more a living experience.

All those who have the tendency to justify or push an agenda rather than reason out or appreciate have this tendency to or propensity to oversimplify or over generalize and frame their question in such a manner that it would deliver only certain expected answer or answers like in wife beating case, you interrogate the accused like this, “Have you stopped beating your wife?".

If he says No anyway he will get the punishment. If he says Yes then by inference it means he is accepting that he was beating her before but has stopped now.

These types of questions can be framed always. I have prepared question papers for some competitive exams like these.

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