It may require some imagination or “What If?” ability, or it may require what they like to call “lateral thinking”.

Yes, it’s a bias. I’m not saying it’s a bad bias per say but adherence to the chart of logical fallacies is not a requirement for an intellectual discussion per se, but it is a subset of the body of what encompasses intellectualism; 

For example, sometimes it is not possible to contain all of the necessary information in a question or statement. There may be missing pieces. It may require some imagination or “What If?” ability, or it may require what they like to call “lateral thinking”.

In other words, it’s your preferred methodology but it is not the only methodology in ascertaining truth-value. Also, sometimes an intellectual discussion is not about ascertaining truth-value at all. 

So, it’s a subset.

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