Your logical fallacy is...

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1. Middle ground

1.1. Saying that a compromise, or middle point, between two extremes must be the truth

2. The Texas sharpshooter

2.1. Cherry-picking data clusters to suit an argument, or finding a pattern to fit a presumption

3. Appeal to nature

3.1. Making the argument that because something is 'natural' it is therefore valid, justified, inevitable, good, or ideal

4. Begging the question

4.1. A circular argument in which the conclusion is included in the premise

5. Black-or-white

5.1. Where two alternative states are presented as the only possibilities, when in fact more possibilities exist

6. Genetic

6.1. Judging something good or bad on the basis of where it comes from, or from whom it comes

7. No true Scotsman

7.1. Making what would called an appeal to purity as a way to dismiss relevant criticisms or flaws of an argument

8. Composition or division

8.1. Assuming that what's true about one part of something has to be applied to all, or other, parts of it

9. Appeal to authority

9.1. Saying that because an authority thinks something, it must therefore be true

10. Bandwagon

10.1. Appealing to popularity or the fact that many people do something as an attempted form of validation

11. The gambler's fallacy

11.1. Believing that 'runs' occur to statistically independent phenomena such as roulette wheel spins

12. Anecdotal

12.1. Using personal experience or an isolated example instead of a valid argument, especially to dismiss statistics

13. Strawman

13.1. Misrepresenting someone's argument to make it easier to attack

14. False cause

14.1. Perceived or real relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other

15. Appeal to emotion

15.1. Manipulating an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument

16. The fallacy-fallacy

16.1. Presuming a claim to be wrong because a fallacy has been committed

17. Slippery slope

17.1. Answering that if we allow A to happen, then Z will consequently happen, therefore A should not happen

18. Ad hominem

18.1. Attack your opponent's character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument

19. Tu quoque

19.1. Avoiding having to engage with criticism by turning it back on the accuser - answering criticism with criticism

20. Personals incredulity

20.1. Saying that because one finds something difficult to understand, it's therefore not true

21. Special pleading

21.1. Moving the goalposts or making up exceptions when a claim is shown to be false

22. Loaded question

22.1. Asking a question that has an assumption built into it so that it can't be answered without appearing guilty

23. Burden of proof

23.1. Saying that the burden of proof lies not with the person making the claim, but with someone else to disprove

24. Ambiguity

24.1. Using double meanings or ambiguities of language to mislead or misrepresent the truth