|Logical Fallacy of Faulty Comparison|
Logical Fallacy of Faulty Comparison
Faulty comparison is one of the many smokescreens that are used to cover the fact that the reasoning is based on one of the three fallacies of Agrippa's trilemma. Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regress, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This problem is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known without Divine revelation; however, that is not true. There is no reason to trust either logic or math without Divine revelation. Science is also limited to the pragmatic because of the weakness on human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma.
The logical fallacy of faulty comparison occurs when two unrelated entities are compared, creating a false impression about one or both of the entities that were compared.
Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Faulty Comparison
The word, law, in the sense of a natural law, is descriptive, telling what can be observed about how things are. God is the enforcer of this regularity and order. He can do something different sometimes if it’s His will to do so. What we call natural laws just show the nature of the invisible God, His orderliness and faithfulness. The legal system is saying things like, “It’s against the law to steal, and if you steal, the penalty is such and so. The term, natural law, is not comparable to civil laws.
There is a huge difference between stories about the past that cannot be verified or observed and operational science in the present which can be verified and observed. When they are compared without pointing out the vast differences between them, this is the fallacy of faulty comparison. It is even more deceptive when someone implies that because operational science can be done on something in the present, that the stories that are told to explain the observations are as valid as the observations themselves. Stories are not the same as operational science.
Sandy defined science, which was good. Then she had science doing things as if it were a person, and this was in conflict with Sandy’s definition. Sandy launched an attack against religion without defining religion. What is the religion that Sandy personifies here, and what is the interpretation to which Sandy refers? Interpretation of what? At any rate, realizing that someone is using poor logic is smart. Attacking someone for using poor logic doesn’t open up lines of communication. It might be OK to point out where something fails, but care must be taken. Sandy obviously didn’t know what faith is or that nature of a spiritual walk with Christ, yet she went on for some time.
Tip: Don’t get nitpicky over the errors of others. They may not be in error at all and you may end up being the one who is uninformed. Sometimes, it is good to ask questions rather than attack.
Last updated: Sep, 2014
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