So, if math is a science and science is an art, one may think that math is an art. But this is completely wrong. Chances are that if you ever taken calculus you are well aware that this is not art. On the flip side if you have ever tried to paint a mural, throw a clay pot (on a potters wheel not actually at someone), or even tag a building for the sake of the argument, you probably know this is not math.
Other fallacies are not so simple to spot. There are tons of them out there. There are identified types of logical fallacies. Gateway: “If you start smoking weed, before long you’ll be a heroin addict.” Slippery Slope: “if one more country falls to communism it will be the end of freedom as we know it.” Red hearing: anything said during a presidential primaries debate.
Fallacies are out there, so mind yourself. Have you ever heard the phrase “figures don’t lie but liars can figure”? I’m not saying people maliciously present false information but I also don’t trust everyone I see with a bar graph either. There is a concept in economics or statistics that states correlation is not causation. The example used is that in any given geographical area when church attendance goes up so does drunk driving. If causation were proven than we could argue that x) drunk driving causes people to feel badly and they then go to y) church. Or the other way around y) church makes people want to x) drink and drive. Or the Simpson’s answer which is that Z) the world is ending so drunk’s go to church and church people get drunk. Either way there is no causation proven in the argument at all. So the “A” answer to remember is that math is not art, and don’t trust everyone you meet who has a bar graph.