Category:Fallacies and Mistakes

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This category contains results about Fallacies and Mistakes.
Definitions specific to this category can be found in Definitions/Fallacies and Mistakes.

A mistake (as opposed to an error) is an inaccuracy or (deduced) falsehood caused by (ultimately) human fault.

Synonyms include such terms as boob, bloomer, blooper, blunder, cock-up, bug (computer science), mess-up, oversight, howler and other less polite words frequently encountered at the backs of schoolrooms worldwide.

Please feel free to add your own.

A (logical) fallacy is a mistake caused by an application of an invalid argument.

Logical fallacies abound.

Most of the documented fallacies that can be found in the literature arise from linguistic imprecision or deliberately misleading statements, or both.

Frequently the commission of fallacies is as deliberate as the telling of lies.

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Pages in category "Fallacies and Mistakes"

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