Favorite Fallacies—of the Very Informal Kind
Long ago, I started a thread on logical fallacies sometimes seen on here—not of the formal kind, or even run-of-the-mill informal fallacies—but ones formulated with, perhaps, a bit of whimsy. It is likely that they can be reduced to run-of-the-mill informal (or even formal) fallacies—but the idea is to present them in a fun way, based on stuff that has been seen on these threads.
Argument from Terribleness: “If that were true, then that would be just terrible; therefore, it cannot be true!”
The Any Idiot Argument: “Any idiot knows that—so, if you don’t already know it, there’s no sense in explaining it.” (Subtitle: “No epistemic justification needed”.)
Those may not be particularly good ones, but you get the idea. I thought it might be fun to see what people might come up with. So . . .?