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

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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Jill: "I think the gun control bill shouldn't be supported because it won't be effective and will waste money."
Bill: "Well, just last month you supported the bill. So I guess you're wrong now."

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Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

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

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,516 Total Answer Attempts   51%
 779 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 737 Incorrectly Un/Popped

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Example from LaBossiere's Forty Two Fallacies
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Most Common Responses

 
779 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
65 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
47 - Personal Attack
36 - Post Hoc
36 - Poisoning the Well
36 - Appeal to Ridicule
32 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
29 - Relativist Fallacy
29 - Guilt by Association
26 - Fallacy of Composition
24 - False Dilemma
24 - Red Herring
23 - Genetic Fallacy
23 - Appeal to Spite
23 - Burden of Proof
22 - Appeal to Belief
21 - Peer Pressure
20 - Appeal to Common Practice
19 - Appeal to Tradition
19 - Confusing Cause and Effect
18 - Biased Generalization
18 - Ad Hominem
16 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Hasty Generalization
16 - Begging the Question
14 - Misleading Vividness
13 - Slippery Slope
11 - Appeal to Flattery
10 - Special Pleading
8 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Appeal to Novelty
8 - Appeal to Popularity
6 - Appeal to Authority
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
5 - Middle Ground
4 - Appeal to Emotion
4 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Fear

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