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Appeal to Belief

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AKA: Appeal to Majority

Definition: Presenting an argument or a claim on the basis that the majority of people believe the same thing.

General Information:

Fallacy Structure:

1) The majority or people believe claim X to be true.

2) Therefore claim X is true.

Example:

Person A: The majority of the American population believes that even if Jesus was not the son of the Christian god, there was a man named Jesus who existed and was crucified approximately 33CE. Therefore, Jesus must have existed.


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