Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats
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Slippery Slope: attempts to discredit a proposition by arguing that its acceptance will undoubtedly lead to a sequence of events, one or more of which are undesirable
If you do not think that dogs are smarter than cats, then you will plummet into a deep dark hole of isolation, and find yourself with no friends!
Appeal to Bandwagon: an argument uses the fact that a sizable number of people, or perhaps even a majority, believe in something as evidence that it must therefore be true
All humans think that dogs are smarter than cats. That is why humans play fetch with dogs and not cats.
Ad Hominen: attacking a person's character rather than what he or she is saying with the intention of diverting the discussion and discrediting the person's argument
I am smarter than you! You are big, dirty, and so smelly!
Appeal to Fear: plays on the fears of an audience by imagining a scary future that would be of their making if some proposition were accepted.
If you think that you are smarter than me, than you better sleep with one eye open!
Hasty Generalization: when one generalizes from a sample that is either too small or too special to be representative of a population.
My owners told me dogs are smarter than cats. I mean, it must be true if they said so!
Genetic Fallacy: when an argument is either devalued or defended solely because of its history.
You are not smarter than me. You are a spoiled-rotten cat from a rich family, you have learned nothing!
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