In a bit of a departure from my usual writings, I am starting a series on logical fallacies. The inspiration for this little project comes from a need I have seen on the internet in general but on social media platforms (especially Facebook) in particular. It seems to me that we have many resources (including educational) telling us what we should think but not teaching or reminding us on how to think for ourselves. Of course, this is no accident, generally, those who are in power want to stay there and free thought usually leads to change, at times through civil and other disobedience.
Thus, to do my part, I’m going to, on a weekly basis, post a little article that explains and explores logical fallacies. I will start with the Ad Hominem group because they are the fallacies that I see most frequently. After reading each article, I encourage you to explore and understand logical fallacies further by visiting sites dedicated to the subject (see http://www.fallacyfiles.org, https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/, http://www.logicalfallacies.info/) and to try to find the fallacy in your various readings across the net. Please feel free to contact me via comments or messages, I am always interested in feedback.