I’ve been eager to get back in to podcasting and radio and felt ‘Common Theistic Fallacies’ a great article to start on.
Answers in Reason will be offering a number of podcasts from article readings to interactive shows.
These will be available; both on the site and all popular podcasting syndicates.
What is a Fallacy?
Fallacy: a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.
Fallacy: a failure in reasoning which renders an argument invalid.
A fallacy is essentially a poorly worded argument. It doesn’t necessarily mean the position is wrong, just that the formation is erroneous and should probably be ignored until the argument can be formulated in such a way that it is of sound reasoning.
We have all heard the naive argument from ignorance fallcy: “It’s just a theory” but there are so many more that we tire of hearing on a regular basis.
Which Fallacies are Included?
The podcast and article provide a number of different fallacies; their definitions and examples. These are the most common you will hear bit not their limit.