The false analogy fallacy
assumes that because two things have some characteristics in common, they will be similar in other respects too. It is one of many logical fallacies
, and can be observed in everyday arguments, political debates, and even academic studies. Visit this interactive site
to learn more about different types of fallacies. Other resources that can help you to understand logical fallacies are this illustrated book
and this article
. As the demon of reason showed in this lesson, the false analogy fallacy often comes up in debates about climate change. Read this article
to learn how to combat climate misinformation. Watch episodes from TED-Ed’s Logical Fallacies series here
to see if you can outsmart these common fallacies!