The red herring fallacy came from fox hunters who sent out their dogs to chase foxes only to find that their dogs were distracted by red herrings (perhaps purposely placed by opposing hunters) which led them off the trail of the fox. This is a tactic used to get a person off their point. For instance: while a Christian apologist is using the Cosmological Argument to offer evidence for God, the atheists asks, “What about the problem of evil? Obviously, the problem of evil is not a refutation of the Cosmological Argument for God’s existence.