FallacyCodeDescription
Strawman SYou misrepresented someone's argument to make it easier to attack.
False Cause FCYou presumed that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.
Appeal To Emotion ATEYou attempted to manipulate an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument.
The Fallacy Fallacy TFFYou presumed that because a claim has been poorly argued, or a fallacy has been made, that the claim itself must be wrong.
Slippery Slope SSYou said that if we allow A to happen, then Z will eventually happen too, therefore A should not happen.
Ad Hominem AHYou attacked your opponent's character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument.
Tu Quoque TQYou avoided having to engage with criticism by turning it back on the accuser - you answered criticism with criticism.
Personal Incredulity PIBecause you found something difficult to understand, or are unaware of how it works, you made out like it's probably not true.
Special Pleading SPYou moved the goalposts or made up an exception when your claim was shown to be false.
Loaded Question LQYou asked a question that had a presumption built into it so that it couldn't be answered without appearing guilty.
Burden Of Proof BOPYou said that the burden of proof lies not with the person making the claim, but with someone else to disprove.
Ambiguity You used a double meaning or ambiguity of language to mislead or misrepresent the truth.
The Gambler's Fallacy TGFYou said that 'runs' occur to statistically independent phenomena such as roulette wheel spins.
Bandwagon BYou appealed to popularity or the fact that many people do something as an attempted form of validation.
Appeal To Authority ATAYou said that because an authority thinks something, it must therefore be true.
Composition/Division C/DYou assumed that one part of something has to be applied to all, or other, parts of it; or that the whole must apply to its parts.
No True Scotsman NTSYou made what could be called an appeal to purity as a way to dismiss relevant criticisms or flaws of your argument.
Genetic GYou judged something as either good or bad on the basis of where it comes from, or from whom it came.
Black-Or-White B/WYou presented two alternative states as the only possibilities, when in fact more possibilities exist.
Begging The Question BTQYou presented a circular argument in which the conclusion was included in the premise.
Appeal To Nature ATNYou argued that because something is 'natural' it is therefore valid, justified, inevitable, good or ideal.
Anecdotal You used a personal experience or an isolated example instead of a sound argument or compelling evidence.
The Texas Sharpshooter TTSYou cherry-picked a data cluster to suit your argument, or found a pattern to fit a presumption.
Middle Ground MGYou claimed that a compromise, or middle point, between two extremes must be the truth.