The Skeptical Raptor logical fallacies

  • Appeal to Nature

    Description


    Appeal to Nature, similar to the naturalistic fallacy, when used as a fallacy, is the belief or suggestion that “natural” is always better than “unnatural”. It assumes that "nature" is good, and "unnatural" is not. Unfortunately, in many discussions about science and medicine, individuals take this as their default belief.

    Example


    High fructose corn syrup is not natural so it must be bad for you.




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