I have been observing my friends and thinking about their everyday statement made have holes in them. What do I mean? Well, the statement that is presented have no valid reasoning and evidence to support it or simply false. I become aware when I learn about logical reasoning with myself this year to avoid pot holes in my daily life and prevent myself from bad information that people output. It’s true if you are not careful and believe what people said to you will eventually get cheated.
- A false notion.
- A statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference.
- Incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness.
- The quality of being deceptive.
Just yesterday my Malay language teacher told us “The Jews are the smartest people on Earth” <— this is a fallacy and it’s categorize as “Hasty Generalization“. If Jews are smart they are still minority who are not. How much? I don’t know but from my viewpoint everyone have a certain level of IQ and EQ and not everyone have the same level.
Please people if you want to state something or reason with something at least you must have sufficient evidence to support it.
Armed with a logical reasoning skill although I’m still learning I think I’m able to avoid fallacy nicely in my everyday life. How about you? If you are interested to learn more I suggest you to look into this site for more as it teaches you how to look out for fallacy in any statement or argument http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/ this is especially good in debate.