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Appeal To Ignorance

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Appeal To Ignorance

Appeal To Ignorance is a type of cognitive bias that makes people think something is true just because it has not been proven to be false. It is like a person saying that a toy is magical because no one has ever proven that it is not. This type of thinking is not logical because the toy may not actually be magical, it just hasn't been proven yet.

Appeal To Ignorance, Cognitive Bias, Logical Fallacy

Thomas Lee

Appeal To Ignorance

Appeal To Ignorance is a logical fallacy in which one party claims that something is true because there is no evidence to prove otherwise. This fallacy is a form of argument from ignorance, in which a lack of evidence is used to support a claim instead of an actual argument. This type of logical fallacy is commonly seen in debates, where one party attempts to draw a conclusion based solely on the lack of evidence for the other side. For example, if one party claims that a certain statement is true because there is no evidence to prove otherwise, this would be a form of Appeal To Ignorance. This fallacy can be difficult to detect, as it often relies on the assumption that something must be true because there is no evidence to the contrary.

Appeal To Ignorance, Argument From Ignorance, Cognitive Bias, Logical Fallacy.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Appeal To Ignorance.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 25, 2023)"

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