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Appeal to Common Practice

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Definition: An action, which has its validity resting on the common practice of its use, is correct.

General Information: The common practice of an action has no bearing on its stance of morality.

Fallacy Structure:

1) Z is a common action

2) Therefor, Z is correct, moral, justified, reasonable, etc.

Example:

Person A: Muhammad was not a child molester because it was common practice to have sexual relations with females at a young age 1400 years ago in the middle-east.

--Raymanbrint 12:11, 16 July 2007 (CDT)


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