Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

I have several go-to sites as references for logical fallacies, but I often have to spend some time finding the exact one I’m looking for. It doesn’t help that so many fallacies go by various aliases, so I don’t always know which name a particular site is choosing to use. Not a very logical setup, really.

I stumbled upon this beauty at and thought, I can’t be the only one who needs reminders of some of these, so I thought I’d share:

Created by Jesse Richardson, Andy Smith, and Som Meadon to educate and spread “thinky awesomeness,” the poster sums up an impressive number of fallacies so you can easily find a particular one at a glance, each with a definition and an example. You can print it out or just download the pdf to have on hand. Critical thinking for cheap, lazy people like me. What’s not to love?

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Melanie Mallon

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer who just moved to a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband and two young kids. When not counting how often the words "pride," "liberty," and "freedom" are used in local business, road, and pet names, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and raising her two kids to be critical thinkers. She is the managing editor of Skepchick Events, a Grounded Parents admin, and a Skepchick contributor. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Google+

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