The Red Herring is probably the most common error made in discussions, arguments, and anywhere one argues for a view. There are several types of Red Herrings and I’ll try to cover some of them here. Lets begin by asking, what is a Red Herring?
Many times when I consume editorial or intellectual media, I come across an argument that seems valid, at first glance. Often, even though I may agree with the position, the arguments used are not good ones.
Great free lecture from a class on Christian Apologetics. Learn much more at bibletraining.org. Placed on this blog as I begin to talk about logical fallacies in future posts.