|.||Philosophically speaking, or even theologically sepaking, it may tell us something about the universe in that it is easier to be wrong about something than it is to be correct.
Here you will find an inexhaustive list of logical fallacies that may help you to be correct in your thinking. Good Luck!
Argumentum ad ...The traditional classification of fallacies of reasoning describes many of them as involving "argument to..." The include:
Argumentum ad - An Example:
"God exists because you can't show He doesn't (ad ignorantum). If you refuse to believe in Him, you will go to Hell, and suffer forever (ad baculum). Jesus believed in God, and was perfect (ad hominen #1), Stalin didn't and was a monster (ad hominem #2). Christians build hospitals for the common good (ad misericordiam), and you simply can't trust an atheist (ad populam) to do that which is why an atheist president has never been elected. Look at Einstein; he believed in God - do you think you're more intelligent than him?" (ad verecundiam).
First created 20 March 1998. Probably due for an update!