Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Don't Fallacy Me is a free, collaborative, multiplayer mind game! It provides an example, and you select the clearest logical fallacy. A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts.

There is an increasingly large set of fallacious statements submitted by players like you, with their best attempts to name the most obvious fallacies included in each example. There are optional discussions for every example to allow for debates and corrections to poppable fallacy answers.

Players can optionally choose to associate the examples they post with any of the uploaded photos, leave it as random, or even upload your own (graphic templates are provided).

There is also an 'official' set of hopefully straight-forward examples of each fallacy, which might be best for beginners. Fallacy descriptions and these beginner examples copied from Michael Labossiere's, 42 Fallacies, 2010. Free ebook download, or free PDF download.

Top 100 high score lists are kept for best gaming sessions and player career totals in each of the three difficulty modes described below.

Game Difficulty Modes

Easy:Best for beginners, this mode quizzes using only the 'official' examples from Michael Labossiere's, 42 Fallacies. This mode also hides fallacies which are nearly the same as the correct answer.

Medium:This default mode uses examples posted by all game players which have only one clear fallacy, plus Michael Labossiere's examples.

Hard:This most difficult mode of the game uses the crowd-sourced collection of examples which have two or more dominant fallacies.

Anyone taking a course in logic, or studying independently.
Anyone who's brain receives information from their senses.
Anyone who makes decisions based on available information.
Anyone wishing to upgrade their brain's virus detection software.


Real-World Applications

Both within this game and beyond, never forget the fallacy fallacy (argumentum ad logicam): just because an argument contains fallacies does not necessarily make its conclusions inaccurate/false.

Recognizing fallacies can help raise red flags that someone is creating or repeating arguments with structurally flawed logic. Such mental flags help remind us to structure our arguments as logically as possible, and that substantial evidence is always required for reliably accurate conclusions.

video by Kevin deLaplante
Calling out fallacies does not need to be mean-spirited, with the primary goal of simply winning some debate, while being intellectually closed to changing your own position. Exposing the use of fallacies should be done in a collaborative spirit, as we honestly try to figure out reality together and frame our arguments ever more soundly, to improve this wild world we all share.

Steelmanning is the opposite of the strawman fallacy. A steelman argument occurs when one intentionally seeks the best form of the opponent's argument, or deriving the strongest possible position from their current arguments. Using this approach encourages pure discussion rather than leading to just another exchange of rehearsed or quietly Googled counterpoints and cheap cop-outs, demonstrates your knowledge of the discussion at hand, and basically makes you a better debater and a better person in general.
Perhaps something with the spirit of,
"Well there's a logical fallacy in your argument, but let's find a stronger argument for your position that we can discuss."

"Here's an interesting and stronger argument I have heard for your position, which even has solid evidence."
Find out how strong you get when knocking down Steel Man Arguments instead of Straw Man Arguments. Seriously.

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In the future, Wiki World Order (Morgan Lesko) hopes to create more games in educational veins, especially to aid in the studies of these classical liberal arts. So please feel free to suggest future game ideas, and of course to provide feedback and constructive criticism on this game.

The name "Don't Fallacy Me" is grammatically incorrect, turning a noun into a verb, but it is intended to be a bit fun and a bit sassy. It rolls off the tongue better than, "Don't Tell Me Things With Erroneous Reasoning!" This site works best in Firefox or Chrome. Please resist using Internet Explorer, for anything, it sucks and programmers hate it (hasty generalizations).

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* Fallacious statements are usually paired with a random image of a person who never spoke those words.
This free site is for educational purposes, studying intellectual dishonesty. The images are being used under fair use. Sunflower by robstephaustrali.