I found these fallacies:

An example of false analogy:

Students should be allowed to look at their textbooks during examinations. After all, surgeons have X-rays to guide them during an operation, lawyers have briefs to guide them during a trial, carpenters have blueprints to guide them when they are building a house. Why, then, shouldn’t students be allowed to look at their textbooks during an examination?

Post hoc ergo propter hoc:

Latin for “after this, therefore because of this.” A fallacy that occurs when someone reaches a conclusion of causation because an event followed another event.

Example: “It started to rain after my ice cream cone fell on the ground. Therefore, my ice cream falling on the ground caused it to rain.”

Examples of Appeal to Fear:

You know, Professor Smith, I really need to get an A in this class. I’d like to stop by during your office hours later to discuss my grade. I’ll be in your building anyways, visiting my father. He’s your dean, by the way. I’ll see you later.”

“I don’t think a Red Ryder BB rifle would make a good present for you. They are very dangerous and you’ll put your eye out. Now, don’t you agree that you should think of another gift idea?”


I think that  fallacies are very interesting as they give you an insight on what someone may be thinking and the logic and reason for someone coming to a conclusion. In the first two fallacies, it is interesting and quite funny to see how a person has analysed/looked at the situation and has come to a conclusion, we can see the logic behind them however, the first one is never going to happen because exams are meant to test if we know stuff and the second one is completely untrue. I also think it is interesting to see the fear ones, to me it is interesting how a simple fact can completely change your thoughts, actions and reasoning.

Whilst finding these fallacies, I came across an interesting question:

‘Is love a fallacy?’

Rhianna x