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Introduction This paper is going to show you three fallacies A fallacy is a false notion or a statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference If an argument contains a fallacy then the conclusion will not necessarily be proven Some fallacies are just accidental but they can also be used to trap a listener or reader into believing faulty conclusions A Stephen Richardson unknown para 2 This paper will describe three logical fallacies and give an example of each Red Herring This type of fallacy is used when you want to switch the subject from the original question and then state that the original question is irrelevant because of the new subject The history behind the name of this fallacy is interesting The name originates from a technique used to train English Foxhouds McGraw-Hill Co 2002 I think a fantastic example of this fallacy is Honey does my butt look fat in these jeans says a mans wife Wow dear your hair is really beautiful And those earrings are a knockout replies the man Many men can relate to this very fallacy I know I can In this example a subject is asked or under discussion then to avoid the ever-powerful trap of the woman the man changes the subject to avoid the question Trap In doing so the man has introduced another subject to lour the woman away from her original question Then the first subject is dropped avoiding a horrific argument How critical thinking is applied in this example is What does the wife want to hear What is the politically correct answer If the husband states the truth it could mean a night full of arguing If the husband tells a lie to save himself then he also saves himself from the argument and the day in not ruined by arguing The husband is framing the problem out in his mind before answering the question When
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