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The Perils of Ad Verecundiam


WC has written several times about logical fallacies and the risks they present. Our friends at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have provided us with an excellent illustration of the Argument from Authority fallacy, Ad Verecundiam, recently. The Argument from Authority fallacy runs like this: A says P about subject matter S. A should be trusted about subject matter S. Therefore, P is correct. Under…