Factual Fallacies

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Logical and factual fallacies can be a crippling flaw for a great writer. When a writer has all the facts but connects them in a way in which the clause becomes illegitimate. When a writer has none of the facts but his clause is still illegitimate but is textually correct. When writing it becomes hard to prove that what is written is both logically and textually correct. Roberta Foit, a writer for The Onion. Makes indirect / sarcastic comments about writing fallacies in I’m Very Interested In Hearing Some Half-Baked Theories. Foit indirectly states that the problem with writing is from various factual fallacies. Misinformation, not breaking up claims, facts with un-reasonable explanations, slapdash research, and avoiding the issue of what is claimed; which are errors of affecting the truth, or factual fallacies. Gary Gutting writing What Do Scientific Studies Show published by The New York Times. Gutting states that problems with scientific articles represented in the media ties into the lack of scientific language marking importance, or relevance and size of the study. Which does not lead to mis-information so much, but textually the media makes wrong claims, by connecting one thing with another when there…show more content…
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