A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

The Book of Bad Arguments is a great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies and become a better debater. It helps that each logical fallacy is accompanied by a comic featuring funny animals.

Writer and computer programmer Ali Almossawi teamed up with illustrator Alejandro Giraldo to create The Book of Bad Arguments, which is available in its entirety online and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Almossawi briefly explains each logical fallacy and the cartoon on the opposite page illustrates how the fallacy works.

Here are a few examples of the illustrations:

Ad Hominem:

A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

Appeal to Consequences:

A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

Circular Reasoning:

A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

Guilt by Association:

A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

Irrelevant Authority:

A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animalsS

And up top is the Appeal to Fear. Check it out and pass it along to the arguers—good and bad—in your life.

The Book of Bad Arguments [via Dangerous Minds]