A logical fallacy is an irrational argument made through faulty reasoning common enough to be named for the nature of its respective logical failure.
A Complete Logical Fallacies List With Examples For Critical Thinking contributed by Owen M. Wilson, University of Texas El Paso A logical fallacy is an irrational argument made through faulty reasoning common enough to be named for the nature of its respective logical failure. The A Priori Argument Also: Rationalization; Dogmatism, Proof Texting A corrupt argument from logos, starting with a given, pre-set belief, dogma, doctrine, scripture verse, ‘fact’ or conclusion and then searching for any reasonable or reasonable-sounding argument to rationalize, defend or justify it. Certain ideologues and religious fundamentalists are proud to use this fallacy as their primary method of ‘reasoning’ and some are even honest enough to say so.
Example: Since we know there is no such thing as ‘evolution,’ a prime duty of believers is to look for ways to explain away growing evidence, such as is found in DNA, that might suggest otherwise.