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Arts and Humanities
Fallacies of Insufficient Evidence
Terms in this set (9)
Inappropriate Appeal to Authority
Arguer cites an unreliable authority or witness.
Appeal to Ignorance
Arguer claims that something is true because no one has proven it false or vice versa.
Arguer poses a false either/or choice.
Arguer asks a question that contains an unfair or unwarranted assumption.
Arguer claims, without adequate evidence, that one thing is the cause of something else.
Arguer draws a general conclusion from a sample that is biased or too small.
Arguer claims, without adequate evidence, that a seemingly harmless action will lead to a very bad outcome.
Arguer compares things that aren't truly comparable.
Arguer asserts inconsistent claims.
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