Encyclopedia of Logical Fallacies
Over 800 Fallacy Definitions
Why Have an Encyclopedia of Logical Fallacies?
Why write another reference book on fallacies? If we search the Internet for various fallacies, we’ll find many lists and books of fallacies. And we’ll find that almost all of those lists and books have a definite anti-Christian or anti-Bible slant. We’ll find specialized fallacies that seem to have been developed to answer Christians, but no counterpart to answer ungodly thinkers. For instance, we’ll find the god-of-the-gaps fallacy but no evolution-of-the-gaps fallacy or naturalism-of-the-gaps fallacy. We’ll find the God-did-it fallacy, usually with the “G” in lower case, but no evolution-did-it or naturalism-did-it fallacies. Also, the writers often give examples that target Christians directly and rarely give examples that target ungodly thinkers directly.
Additionally, definitions of fallacies rarely point out the common denominator of all fallacies. Fallacies are ways to make fake stuff seem like real stuff. Since all fallacies have this characteristic, all fallacies consist of making up stuff and calling the made-up stuff true. We could categorize them as axiomatic thinking fallacies (making up stuff) and smokescreen fallacies (making made-up stuff seem real).
Encyclopedia of Logical Fallacies defines and gives examples of over 800 logical fallacies. It covers both formal and informal fallacies. It also defines many terms of logic that could otherwise seem confusing.
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