The human tendency to choose more fully defined ideas Manipulation of others using the human tendency to choose more fully defined ideas Persuaders who commit ambiguity effect fallacies present several choices to us but try to direct our choice through a mind trick. They get us to pick certain choices by giving a more detailed […]

Assuming that one claim being true makes the other claim false Example: Sandy Sandbuilder: Either there’s an all-powerful, all-wise, all-good God or there’s suffering. There’s suffering. Therefore, there’s no all-powerful, all-wise, all-good God. Rocky Rockbuilder: We call that the alternative syllogism fallacy. Your logic fails because both choices are true, but you implied that only

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Making a statement that implies totality, finality, or unequivocal certainty beyond what anyone can know An absolute statement that goes beyond what God has revealed Examples: Evolution is a fact. Even though evolutionists can’t prove it, they claim it dogmatically. That’s the allness fallacy. Rocky Rockbuilder: You said that God doesn’t reveal anything to anyone.

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A philosophy, religion, or worldview claiming that no one can know God Agnosticism is irrational, yet agnostics sell it as the only rational view. However, it’s not rational because the philosophy depends on the presupposition, or unfounded claim, that no one can know God. Agnostics often seek to prove that no one can know God,

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A persuasive definition of the word “agnostic” to help sell the validity of agnosticism Example: You don’t understand the meaning of the word “agnostic.” “Agnostic” means open-minded. You just need to prove to me that Jesus Christ exists. That’s a form of definist fallacy. A disbeliever persuasively defines the word “agnostic” to appear open-minded. We

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