Trivium Pursuit

Name That Fallacy

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9 Responses to “Name That Fallacy”

  1. Elizabeth S. Says:

    I know!! But…I already have the book…can I still guess?
    ~Elizabeth S.

  2. Laurie Bluedorn Says:

    You sure can.

  3. Daniel Masloske Says:

    Hi Mrs. Bluedorn,
    That fallacy is “Proof by Lack of Evidence.”

    Daniel Masloske

  4. K. Hewett Says:

    There is probably a specific term in your book (which I have not yet had the privelege of reading), but it seemed that they were both using intimidation to distract and mis-direct the subject’s attention, as well as assuming guilt because of lack of evidence to the contrary. I hope I’m not way off – I’d love to read that book!

  5. Elizabeth S. Says:

    That would be the ‘Proof by Lack of Evidence’ fallacy.
    ~Elizabeth S.

  6. jul Says:

    I guess it’s not the fallacy of tickling someone until they confess. But I think that is a tactic often used these days in our court system, isn’t it?

  7. Cindy Coletti Says:

    Proof by lack of evidence fallacy. We’ve read your book too.

  8. Laurie Bluedorn Says:

    Daniel Masloske is our winner! Daniel, could you send me your address and I’ll mail you the book.

  9. Christine Masloske Says:

    Hi Laurie!

    Daniel is so excited that he won your contest! He’s 10 and he loves the “Fallacy Detective” and wants to give it to one of his friends as a gift. My children are all loving the Austin children’s videos.