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Saturday, March 27, Logical Fallacies: Appeal to Tradition I've decided to start a periodic series on logical fallacies. It's called "Logical Fallacies: Today's fallacy is the appeal to tradition.
In its purest form, it simply means: While not a pure example of such, I found the ongoing comment thread on Art Boulet's recent post to have hints of it from one of the commenters. In biblical studies, an example of appeal to tradition might be an appeal to theology or an appeal to the divine origin of Scripture.
Since this appeal is based on an unverifiable presupposition of the one making the argument, it doesn't really count as public evidence admissible for academic proof. It's a sectarian claim no matter how strongly we might believe it to be true.
Here's an example of this sort of reasoning: The Bible is old, of divine origin, and venerated by generations of faithful Jews and Christians.
Therefore the Bible must be true.
We will believe the Bible is true unless proven otherwise. The burden of proof is on you to disprove it because so many people have believed it. And that's a good segue for our next segment in the Logical Fallacies series: The Burden of Proof.
I'm also trying to find a name for the fallacy of stringing together assertions without proof and claiming you're right. Minimalists, maximalists, and fundamentalists use that one a lot.Daniel Clark-- founder, owner, editor, and he also sweeps out the place.
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John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley. The '05–'08 comic book series that DC Comics claimed would "strip down the Man of Steel," did just that, breathing new life into the superhero with classic, straightforward storytelling and.
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