Appeal to the many or majority

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

This is a subclassification of the faulty appeal to authority. This fallacy is committed when someone argues that a position must be true because a majority of people believe it. The appeal to the majority is often combined with the “appeal to the one“; this is when someone appeals to a majority of expects saying “How could all those scientists be wrong about evolution“.

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