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Fallacy icon - False trail

This is the replacement icon in German for "Red herring" which isn't commonly used there.

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Falsche Fährte Die Aufmerksamkeit auf einen irrelevanten Punkt lenken, um vom ursprünglichen Argument abzulenken. “CO2 ist ein Spurengas. Deshalb ist seine Wärmewirkung unbedeutend.”

Learn more about the fallacies in this graphics category in the blog post A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial. For the German version, please click here.

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English definition (Red Herring)


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