Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
  (adj)     (noun)

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The word of Zorbo the Great is flawless and perfect. We know this because it says so in The Great and Infallible Book of Zorbo's Best and Most Truest Things that are Definitely True and Should Not Ever Be Questioned.
Begging the Question
Petitio Principii

AKA Circular Reasoning, Reasoning in a Circle

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

Begging the Question is a fallacy in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of "reasoning" typically has the following form.

  1. Premises in which the truth of the conclusion is claimed or the truth of the conclusion is assumed (either directly or indirectly).
  2. Claim C (the conclusion) is true.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because simply assuming that the conclusion is true (directly or indirectly) in the premises does not constitute evidence for that conclusion. Obviously, simply assuming a claim is true does not serve as evidence for that claim. This is especially clear in particularly blatant cases: "X is true. The evidence for this claim is that X is true."

Some cases of question begging are fairly blatant, while others can be extremely subtle.

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 1,010 Total Answer Attempts   44%
 443 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 567 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

443 - Begging the Question
64 - Appeal to Authority
54 - Appeal to Belief
39 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
36 - Appeal to Tradition
31 - Burden of Proof
28 - Misleading Vividness
24 - Fallacy of Composition
19 - Relativist Fallacy
19 - Appeal to Novelty
18 - Biased Generalization
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
15 - Poisoning the Well
15 - Hasty Generalization
14 - Genetic Fallacy
14 - Appeal to Popularity
14 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
13 - Confusing Cause and Effect
12 - Slippery Slope
12 - Post Hoc
11 - Appeal to Flattery
11 - Special Pleading
10 - Appeal to Common Practice
10 - Red Herring
10 - Ignoring a Common Cause
9 - Appeal to Ridicule
8 - Ad Hominem
6 - False Dilemma
5 - Middle Ground
5 - Fallacy of Division
5 - Gambler's Fallacy
5 - Appeal to Spite
5 - Guilt by Association
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Emotion
2 - Peer Pressure
2 - Personal Attack
1 - Appeal to Fear

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