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Argument From Incredulity

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Argument From Incredulity

Argument from incredulity is when someone believes something is false because it sounds too hard to believe. It's a kind of mistake that people make when they think something is wrong just because it seems too hard to be true. This is like when a kid hears about something and thinks it's impossible and so they don't believe it. It's a cognitive bias because it's a mistake in thinking that affects how a person views something.

Belief, incredulity, fallacy.

Thomas Lee

Argument From Incredulity

Argument from incredulity is a cognitive bias and logical fallacy which occurs when an individual rejects a claim because they find it difficult to believe. This form of reasoning is fallacious because the difficulty of believing a claim is not a valid reason to reject it. It is commonly used as a way to avoid considering a claim and is often employed when an individual lacks sufficient evidence to support their position. This form of reasoning is also known as appeal to common sense and argument ad incredulum. It is important to note that the argument from incredulity is the opposite of Occam’s Razor, which states that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

Argument, Incredulity, Cognitive Bias, Logical Fallacy, Evidence, Explanation, Common Sense.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Argument From Incredulity.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"

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