Christian's Chronicles

July| Vol. 22 No. 8.02 | Christian's Chronicles © 2015 – All rights reserved.


Thanks to my membership in certain online groups concerned with philosophy and related things, I learned of a wonderful resource through which pricks like me can annoyingly (but hopefully also somewhat amusingly) point out logical fallacies in arguments online.

The website is It has a library of logical fallacies with corresponding icons (are these ‘illogocons’ – as in ’emoticons?’). They are to be used as references for educating your unsuspecting verbal adversary. To quote the instructions from the site: “If you see someone committing a fallacy online, link them to their fallacy e.g.”

I cannot wait for the plug-ins and/or apps that one day will make it possible to generate the icons based on keyboard shortcuts and symbols, such as 🙂 turning into a happy face. Perhaps ./ could stand for the slippery slope fallacy and (!) might link to the appeal to authority fallacy.

For now, the text links will have to suffice.


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