“The Illogical School” is a new topic that is going to cover a range of logical fallacies used by fundamentalists in an attempt to support their arguments. Given the target-rich environment of their articles and videos, it’s impossible to find examples of only one that I can focus on so I’m going to go over the “basic moves” first, and go from there in later posts.
Proof by Repeated Assertion
This fallacy is a classic in the creation – evolution “debate”, in which a statement is made over and over again regardless of it having been disproved or debunked long ago. Some examples are:
“There are no transitional fossils.”
“Atheists believe what they do because they hate God.”
“[Big Bang / evolution] is only a theory.”
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