How can you be against faith when you take leaps of faith all the time: making investments, trusting friends, and even getting engaged?
No True Scotsman
“But John is a programmer, and he is not socially awkward at all.” Yes, but John isn’t a true programmer.
Not a Cause for a Cause
We shouldn’t allow people uncontrolled access to the internet. They will be frequenting pornographic websites, and soon enough, our entire moral fabric will disintegrate and we will be reduced to animals.
If we allow abortion in the first weeks of pregany, it’ll be impossible to prevent the killing of a full-term infant. Conversely: If the state prohibits abortion even in the 9th month, it’ll soon be telling us what to do with our bodies at the time of conception.
False Dilemma, or Excluded Middle, or False Dichotomy
Composition and Division
Each module in this software system has been subjected to a set of unit tests and passed them all. Ergo, no need for integration tests.
Begging the Question
You’re utterly wrong because you’re not making any sense.
Weak Analogies & Unrepresentative Sample
Asking 10 people on the street what they think of the president’s plan to reduce the deficit can in no way be said to gauge the sentiment of the entire nation.
Appeal to Ignorance
There is no compelling evidence that UFOs are not visiting the Earth; therefore, UFOs exist.
Suppressed Evidence, or Half Truths
These government abuses demand a revolution, even if you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs. Will more people die in the revolution than under the current regime? Are all revolutions against oppressive regimes desirable and in the interests of the people?