The adventures of Fallacy-Man Introducing- Arguing in Circles fallacy and False Facts and Figures fallacy By: Patrick Faron G2
Jeff is going to a movie with his friend Morgan but she chose a movie that Jeff doesn't want to see because he thinks its a bad movie.
Why are we watching this movie, it's terrible!
How do you know its bad? You've never seen it before.
Your using the fallacy of Arguing in Circles, you cant say a movies bad before you've even seen it!
Jeff doesn't understand that he cant assume that something is bad without giving factual evidence to support what he is saying until Fallacy-Man steps in.
I can just tell that no one likes this movie
Jeff, now your using the False Facts and Figures fallacy
Jeff may think he knows the movie is bad because he looked up the reviews but Fallacy-Man tells him that reviews are not always accurate because reviews are made from people with different interests, ages, genders, etc...
I do know the facts, I looked up the reviews on the movie on the way here
Opinions are different for everybody because not everyone likes the same things
Hmmm, Maybe hes right, the movie might be good after all.
Fallacy-Man taught Jeff and Morgan that you cant base whether something is good or bad on what other people say because everyone has different taste is things.
Fallacy-Man is right, Ill give this movie a chance.