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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.



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Taken on April 26, 2010