Logical Fallacies 2
Here is an example of a common logical fallacy known as the Appeal to authority or Argument from authority, formally known as argumentum ad verecundium, (Latin: argument to respect) or ipse dixit (Latin: he himself said it).
The most general structure of this argument runs something like the following:
Person A claims that P
Person A is a respected scientist or other authority
Therefore, P is true.