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Ad Hominem Abusive Arguments that attempt to avoid the issue by insulting an opponent with abusive language.
Ad Hominem Circumstantial Arguments that try to discredit an oppenent because of his background, affiliations, or self-interest in the matter at hand.
Tu Quoque Arguments that assume that a rival's recommendation should be discounted because the rival does not always follow it himself.
Genetic Fallacy Arguments that state that an idea should be discounted simply because of its source or origin.
Appeal to Fear (Argumentum Ad Baculum) Arguments that distract by making the audience afraid of the consequences of disagreeing with the speaker.
Appeal to Pity (Argumentum Ad Misericordiam) Arguments that distract by making the audience feel sorry for the speaker or someone on behalf of whom the speaker is arguing.
Mob Appeal (Argumentum Ad Populum) Arguments that distract by making the audience want to be part of the crowd or one of the "common people".
Snob Appeal Arguments that distract by making the audience want to feel "special".
Appeal to Illegitimate Authority (Argumentum ad Verecundiam) Arguments that distract by attempting to shame the listener into agreement by citing an illegitimate authority.
Chronological Snobbery Arguments that distract by making the audience want to either be a part of an old tradition or of the latest cool, new thing.
Appeal to Ignorance Arguments that claim that since a proposition cannot be disproven, it must therefore be true or likely.
Irrelevant Goals or Functions Arguments that distract by measuring a plan or policy according to goals it wasn't intended to achieve.
Irrelevant Thesis Arguments that distract by making a case for the wrong point.
Straw Man Fallacy Arguments that attempt to disprove an opponent's position by presenting it in an unfair, inaccurate light.
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