Afterword: Just in case anyone missed the heavy dose of sarcasm, my posts on making a bad scientific argument were not meant to be taken literally. They were, however, meant to be taken seriously. I prefer scientific arguments to be good, and I hope you do as well. If you avoid the pitfalls discussed in this series of posts, your arguments can be good, too. If you find yourself following the sarcastic advice I presented earlier, maybe you’re not doing science right.