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

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Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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