Learn English Words – RED HERRING – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Examples

Red herring a believable distraction designed to mislead, often used in mystery novels Mystery writers often use a red herring to mislead the reader into believing something is important that has nothing to do with the story. Sherlock Holmes warned that if a case was solved too easily, it was likely a red herring that […]

The “Red Herring” Fallacy

SPEAKER: Red herring is another well-known fallacy type, but it’s easily confused with straw figure. So here, I want to highlight the differences between the two. The name “red herring” comes from an old method of training dogs for fox hunting. The goal is a train the dogs to follow the fox’s scent, even if […]

Reductio-ad-absurdum, straw man, red herring, slippery slope?

IN THIS FIRST VIDEO LET’S TALK ABOUT REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM VERSUS STRAWMAN VERSUS RED HERRING. THERE IS THIS EPISODE IN THE SITCOM THE BIG BANG THEORY WHERE THE CHARACTER SHELDON SAYS HE’S ENGAGING IN REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM IT’S THE LOGICAL FALLACY OF EXTENDING SOMEONE’S ARGUMENT TO RIDICULOUS PROPORTIONS AND THEN CRITICIZING THE RESULT AND I […]

The Red Herring Fallacy. Feat. Tony Abbott

In video we will be looking at the red herring fallacy and then see an example by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot. A red herring is when an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention away from the original argument. This is often used to avoid dealing with an argument directly by shifting […]

How To Get The Red Herring Steam Badge (Holiday Sale 2015)

Whadaap guys and girls I will quickly explain How to get the Red Herring Steam Badge Which is really really easy to get. A big shout out to the guys over at /r/SteamSaleDetectives They made this possible for you guys You have to do this in a standalone browser, not the Steam client, preferably the […]

Finance: What is a red herring?

finance a la shmoop what is a red herring? hi I’m red, red-err-ing.. red herring I’m here to tell you about my role in high [Red herring swimming in the ocean] finance I’m actually the co-star of an IPO, how so you asked well yes of course you asked..what’s that, what’s my primary job well […]