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The hierarchy of disagreement, according to Paul Graham
|1||Thou shalt not attack thy opponent's character, but the argument. (Ad hominem)||"You rant about this show because you're a gatekeeper and don't want others to enjoy it."|
|2||Thou shalt not misrepresent or exaggerate a person's argument to make it easier to attack. (Strawman)||"You want TV to look like in the 1960's, with cardboard sets and mustached Klingons."|
|3||Thou shalt not use small numbers to represent the all. (Hasty generalization)||"I watched the pilot episode, and it was awful. I won't need to see the rest. It's a bad show."|
|4||Thou shalt not claim that because of previous errors, new ones are acceptable. (Two wrongs make a right)||"Canon is irrelevant because it has been violated before in the franchise."|
|5||Thou shalt not appeal to purity to dismiss thy opponent's argument. (True Scotsman)||"No true fan is happy with the latest developments in the franchise."|
|6||Thou shalt not reduce the argument down to two possibilities. (False dichotomy)||"You're either 100% positive about everything in the franchise, or you're a hater."|
|7||Thou shalt not argue that because of our ignorance, a claim must be true or false. (Ad ignorantum)||"You have never worked in a TV production, so your opinion on TV shows is irrelevant."|
|8||Thou shalt not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim. (Burden of proof reversal)||"Redesigns were made for legal reasons. Prove that it's just a creative decision."|
|9||Thou shalt not assume "this" follows "that" when there is no logical connection. (Non sequitur)||"The show ignores canon facts, therefore it isn't a canon show."|
|10||Thou shalt not argue that because a premise is popular, therefore it is true. (Bandwagon fallacy)||"Your statement that the show sucks is wrong. Everyone else gives it rave reviews."|
The "Ten Commandments of Logic"