Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

So basically I came through this fallacious argument (image).

Which translates into:

"Without stress
Without bombs
Without beggars
Without prisons
Without fast food
Without external debt
Without contamination
Without poverty
And yet they dare to call me PRIMITIVE"

The thing is that (without trying to be racist), this native from the Amazon could well be primitive, since none of the previous statements proves that he/she is not.

After a lot of research I came through the "argument from fallacy" as the best choice for this fallacy, but I'm not 100% sure. Am I wrong or not?

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by FumbleFingers, z7sg Ѫ, Mahnax, Cerberus, RegDwigнt Mar 7 '12 at 0:22

Questions on English Language & Usage Stack Exchange are expected to relate to English language and usage within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
I don't fully understand the question but it sounds off-topic. –  z7sg Ѫ Mar 6 '12 at 22:59
    
How is it off topic. Isn't this a forum for questions related to english? –  Yokhen Mar 6 '12 at 23:00
    
Off-topic. There's no definitive answer to any coherent focussed question about English language usage here. –  FumbleFingers Mar 6 '12 at 23:02
    
The topics accepted for questions here are listed on the FAQ. This seems more about identifying a particular logically fallacy. –  z7sg Ѫ Mar 6 '12 at 23:05
1  
But Fallacies. They are part of the english language! How can you possibly say that there is not question related to language usage? –  Yokhen Mar 6 '12 at 23:07

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.