36 popular logical fallacies, cognitive biases, and red herrings, ready to rubber-stamp your friends' messages!
Do your friends LOVE having their logic criticized? OF COURSE THEY DO!
From the classic "Straw Man" to the insidious "Confirmation Bias," these fallacies are alphabetized and color-coded for your pedantic convenience.
Each sticker has a brief explanation right in the stamp. Teach them fallacies they never even heard of!
Your friends deserve NO LESS.
If you like organized thinking, and can't get enough colored circles, you might like my other app: DotSpace. Organize bits of info using colors and shapes instead of boring lists! It's fun!
Full list of included stickers:
20 OF THE FINEST LOGICAL FALLACIES
Affirming the Consequent - A Proves B ≠ B Proves A
Anecdotal Fallacy - Isolated Examples
Argument from Ignorance - Unproven ≠ False
Cherry Picking - Ignoring Contrary Cases
Circular Reasoning - Begging the Question
Denying the Antecedent - A Proves B ≠ Not-A Proves Not-B
Equivocation - Same Word, Different Meanings
Existential Fallacy - Assuming Existence
Fallacy of the Single Cause - May Be Multiple Causes
False Analogy - Comparison Does Not Fit
False Compromise - Middle Option Not Always Right
False Dichotomy - More than Two Options
Insufficient Evidence - Jumping to Conclusions
Kettle Logic - Arguments Contradict Each Other
Moving the Goalposts - Argument Already Countered
Perfect Solution Fallacy - Perfect Option May Not Exist
Post Hoc Fallacy - Correlation ≠ Causation
Proof by Assertion - Proven Wrong, Repeated Anyway
Special Pleading - Unjustified Exception
Wrong Direction - Reversed Cause and Effect
4 CROWD-PLEASING COGNITIVE BIASES
Backfire Effect - Belief Strengthened as Disproven
Clustering Illusion - Seeing Patterns in Randomness
Confirmation Bias - Seeing What You Expect
Negativity Bias - Remembering Bad Cases More
12 HAND-SELECTED RED HERRINGS
Ad Baculum - Persuasion by Threat
Ad Hominem - Attacking the Person
Ad Populum - The Majority Can Be Wrong
Appeal to Authority - Even Authorities Need Proof
Appeal to Emotion - Manipulation, Not Reason
Appeal to Tradition - Not Questioning the Past
Association Fallacy - Shared Traits ≠ The Same Thing
Chewbacca Defense - Meaningless Distraction
Ignoratio Elenchi - Maybe True but Irrelevant
Moralistic Fallacy - What Should Be ≠ What Is
Naturalistic Fallacy - What Is ≠ What Should Be
Straw Man Fallacy - Inventing a False Target
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Ratings and Reviews
It is unlikely I'll use this much on iMessage only because I rarely have those kinds of discussions on iMessage. But if/when I do, this is AWESOME! Friends don't let friends argue illogically! 😁
Now... if this is ever made available for direct use on Show of Hands app, Safari & general internet discussion sites - where I'd use it DAILY - I'll be a very happy camper! Came to App Store *specifically* to find an app that would make it easier to copy/paste logical-argument-fallacy-flags into the overwhelming number of twisted irrational arguments rampant on the web!
In the meantime, I'm going to copy/paste these little jewels into web chats! THANKS!!!
Appeal to emotion
I'm not sure rating this 3 stars because you don't want to hurt your friends feelings is valid. The app works, it's funny, and the labels are accurate when applied correctly. Only thing that's missing I think is Appeal to Emotion.
Developer Response ,
Thanks! "Appeal to Emotion" is found in the Red Herrings section.
Just one little problem...
Yes, they're educational. Yes, they're funny. But I'd be reluctant to use these with any of my friends & families, for fear of causing offense. Any discussions I have in which these may be relevant wouldn't be conducted via iMessage.
Great for a laugh, though.
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