In the study of logic, a fallacy is a mistake in reasoning. This blog post will highlight some of the most commonly used fallacies and how they are often utilized in arguments to deceive people or discredit another person’s point.
The first fallacy discussed is a false analogy, which is when one assumes that just because two different things have something in common, then they must share all other characteristics as well.
For example, many people assume that since humans need food and animals need food, it means both species should eat the same kind of food.
The flaw with this type of argumentation is that while there may be similarities between the subjects being compared; these differences may provide an important distinction for what each individual needs for optimal health.