I always wondered why your arguments never made sense or really disproved anything, Doug. Now I know why. Most of these methods are unmitigated formal fallacies; ad hominem, non sequitur, false dilemma, appeal to emotion, reductio ad Hitlerum, etc. And you've obviously been using this as your Bible as long as I've been on this forum. So, before I read a word of text in a postI should look for the user name, and if it's Doug Huffman I should immediately adopt the premise that the argument is flawed and unworthy of notice. Thanks for clearing that up; that makes my time spent here much more efficient.
And because I know you will want me to describe, in detail, what is wrong formally or informally with doing any of this:
1: Appeal to ridicule, false attribution.
2: Definition/connotation fallacy, amphibiology/equivocation
3: Irrelevant conclusion, strawman argument.
4:Cherry picking.It can also easily lead to putting words in the opponent's mouth which is an attribution fallacy.
5: Ad hominem, plain and simple. Can easy include irrelevant conclusion and possibly ad Hitlerum.
6: amphibiology/equivocation, attribution fallacy, strawman
7: Argumentum verbosium, fallacy of many questions.
8: Not a fallacy by itself, but you'll probably need an ad hominem attack orfrustration by blatant impudenceto make someone else lose their cool.
9:Attribution fallacy, hasty generalization, accident fallacy (ignoring exceptions), cherry picking.
10: Irrelevant conclusion.
11: Attribution fallacy, non sequitur.
12: "if-by-whiskey"; presenting a favorable definition of the term or a euphemistic substitute.
13: False dilemma
14: Blatant non-sequitur/irrelevant conclusion; this point so much as tells you that.
15: Irrelevant conclusion, even more blatant than 14.
16: False dilemma ("love it or leave it" are not my only two options), proof by example (just because I don't personally want to hang myself doesn't mean that it is wrong for anyone else to want to do so)
17: Probably irrelevant conclusion; just because A is different from B because of C doesn't mean it follows thatC proves A right and B wrong or vice versa.
18: Any number of fallacies can be committed in trying to get the argument off track, but doing so in itself is not a fallacy.
19: False claim of fallacy by opponent (argument from silence), hasty generalization.
20: Attribution fallacy, cherry picking.
21: Fallacy on fallacy, "two wrongs".
22: False claim of fallacy. "To beg the question" is to assume the conclusion is true in order to posit one of the premises, which is not happening here.
23: Irrelevant conclusion, division fallacy. Example: just becausenot every male is a rapists doesn't mean they don't exist.
24: Gee. False syllogism. Also an attribution fallacy.
25: Argument from falsehood; if an argument states that if A then B, proving that A is false or fallacious does not necessarily disprove B.
26: This is probably the only good advice in the whole article; If A, then B, but if A, then also C. In this case A is generally a weak argument, but this tactic is totally fair.
27: Not a fallacy, and another piece of good advice; probably the only valid way to anger your opponent.
28: Ad populum, appeal to ridicule.
29: Irrelevant conclusion/lemma, other fallacies possible as in 18
30:Appeal to authority as stated; just because Mr. Big is in charge doesn't mean he's always right.
31: Not a fallacy, but the next step in self-deprecation isoften to mix bits and pieces of what he said in with your own arguments to prove your own point, which is attribution. It is also a false claim of argumentum verbosium.
32: Ad Hitlerum.
33: Nirvana fallacy, burden of proof (just because it may not work 1% of the time doesn't mean it will never work).
34: Argument from silence, negative proof (because it can't be proven false it must be true)
35: Not a fallacy, and in fact a good way to argue. Care must be taken not to ATTACK the motive, as that easily leads to ad hominem or ad Hitlerum arguments.
36: Argumentum verbosium, appeal to force, argument by repetition.
37: Argument from fallacy as in 25.
38: Ad hominem.