• Cherry Picking or Quote Mining

    Description


    Cherry picking is a fallacy where only select evidence is presented in order to persuade the audience to accept a position, and evidence that would go against the position is withheld. The stronger the the withheld evidence, the more fallacious the argument. Quote mining is a form of cherry picking, and the genuine points used in construction of straw man arguments are typically cherry-picked.

    Example


    You should be a Christian, because God is all about love and forgiveness, and those are great things.




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