The Mob is on My Side

(The Argumentum ad Populum Fallacy)

Hi there ‘Big Fella‘ – bet you feel powerful and in control, safe in the knowledge that ‘the mob’ is on your side.

Well prepare for a bit of a let down.

You are wrong.

Your attempts to beat your opponent in the argument and look all ‘clever and smart‘ have failed, and you have ended up displaying your ignorance instead.

Yup, you have been busted, and now you just look silly, here’s why…

You made the mistake of thinking that you could win an argument by using the fallacy known as ‘ argumentum ad populum’ – the claim that simply because more people hold a particular view, then it must be correct.

Think about it a minute or two….

 

Done thinking?

Still think it was a smart move?

No, nor do we.

 

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