Logic Me This

Logic Me This: Special Pleading

‘Logic Me This’ is a regular series on Teen Skepchick where we examine various logical fallacies in an attempt to help you think more like a Skeptic.

Special Pleading is a fallacy where an arguer doesn’t apply their principles consistently. In particular, they hold one general principle and apply it to various situations, but not a situation in which they have a special interest.

Here is a really cute video to explain this:

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Lauren is a Maths and Physics student from somewhere in the southern hemisphere. She has an affinity for reality, and you can find her on twitter @lolrj, or Google+.

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