Argument from authority @ Wikipedia

Argument from authority @ Wikipedia

Argumentum ad Verecundiam (argument from authority) fallacy: an appeal to the testimony of an authority outside the authority's special field of expertise.

Argumentum ad Verecundiam (argument from authority) fallacy: an appeal to the testimony of an authority outside the authority's special field of expertise.

argument from authority

argument from authority

Argumentum ad verecundiam Wikipedia-logo-en.png For more information, see the Wikipedia article: Argumentum ad verecundiam An argument from authority is one in which a proposition is claimed to be true because an esteemed person says it is true. It is a fallacy in that it relies on the person's fame or reputation, rather than on logical arguments or empirical evidence.

Argumentum ad verecundiam Wikipedia-logo-en.png For more information, see the Wikipedia article: Argumentum ad verecundiam An argument from authority is one in which a proposition is claimed to be true because an esteemed person says it is true. It is a fallacy in that it relies on the person's fame or reputation, rather than on logical arguments or empirical evidence.

Arguments from authority carry little weight—“authorities”have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that there are no authorities; at most, there are experts. Always ask whether the hypothesis can be falsified. Propositions that are untestable, unfalsifiable are not worth much. (Popper)

Arguments from authority carry little weight—“authorities”have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that there are no authorities; at most, there are experts. Always ask whether the hypothesis can be falsified. Propositions that are untestable, unfalsifiable are not worth much. (Popper)

Why Sunday? Although it may not seem to matter on the surface, the Catholic change of the Sabbath from the seventh to first day of the week is in fact a blow against God’s authority.

Why Sunday? Although it may not seem to matter on the surface, the Catholic change of the Sabbath from the seventh to first day of the week is in fact a blow against God’s authority.

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Carl Sagan - "Arguments from authority carry little weight � authorities have made mistakes in...". science, authority, carl-sagan

Carl Sagan - "Arguments from authority carry little weight � authorities have made mistakes in...". science, authority, carl-sagan

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