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2016-10-11
Argument Fallacies
Although there are quite a few lists of argumentation fallacies on the web I can't find much about these two:
1)
Julian Baggini describes to argumentation fallacy "If I don’t do it somebody else will" at 

http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2002/if-i-dont-do-it-somebody-else-will/

I don't find it anywhere else. Does that fallacy have a special name?

2) Also I can't find the fallacy: "If you don't show me an alternative for my doing you can't criticise it."


2016-10-21
Argument Fallacies
Reply to Herbert Huber
The first is a red herring—specifically: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Two_wrongs_make_a_right. The second is an argument from ignorance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_ignorance.