The Worst Argument in the World

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The Worst Argument in the World or the noncentral fallacy is a 2012 essay by Scott Alexander discussing what he identifies as a common fallacy, of intentionally or unintentionally using loaded language to compare a shared or fringe feature of a position to an archetypal position.[1] It may be related to poisoning the well when used in a debate.

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  1. The Worst Argument In The World by Scott Alexander (Aug. 19th, 2012|01:44 am) LiveJournal.