Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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John: "Sally was saying that people shouldn't hunt animals or kill them for food or clothing. She also..."
Wanda: "Well, Sally is a sissy crybaby who loves animals way too much."
John: "So?"
Wanda: "That means she is wrong about that animal stuff. Also, if we weren't supposed to eat 'em, they wouldn't be made of meat."
Ad Hominem
AKA Ad Hominem Abusive, Personal Attack

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

Translated from Latin to English, "ad Hominem" means "against the man" or "against the person."

An ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B makes an attack on person A.
  3. Therefore A's claim is false.
The reason why an ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).

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 1,297 Total Answer Attempts   50%
 644 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 653 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

644 - Ad Hominem
66 - Personal Attack
59 - Appeal to Ridicule
38 - Poisoning the Well
36 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
36 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
30 - Confusing Cause and Effect
26 - Appeal to Belief
25 - Fallacy of Composition
25 - Appeal to Spite
21 - Biased Generalization
19 - Begging the Question
19 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
17 - Hasty Generalization
16 - Red Herring
16 - Genetic Fallacy
16 - Appeal to Emotion
15 - Slippery Slope
15 - False Dilemma
14 - Guilt by Association
14 - Relativist Fallacy
11 - Post Hoc
11 - Appeal to Common Practice
11 - Misleading Vividness
11 - Gambler's Fallacy
11 - Middle Ground
9 - Fallacy of Division
9 - Ignoring a Common Cause
8 - Appeal to Popularity
8 - Burden of Proof
8 - Appeal to Tradition
8 - Appeal to Authority
8 - Special Pleading
6 - Peer Pressure
4 - Appeal to Pity
3 - Appeal to Fear
3 - Appeal to Novelty
1 - Appeal to Flattery

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