Saturday, December 06, 2008

Fallacies of Same-Sex Marriage Polemics

One of the things I think we all should do--whether watching the news, reading blogs, having conversations--is to attempt to follow the logic of arguments, identifying fallacies or valid connections.

Rob Bowman gives us a good example of that, responding to the bad reasoning of Tony Jones on same-sex marriage. Bowman identifies in Jones's arguments invalid euphemisms, equivocations, non sequiturs, straw-men, appeals to modernity and appeals to antiquity, chronological snobbery, and misplace of the burden of proof.