Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NewAge Society Fails Almost Every Test Of Logic Known To Man (On Purpose)

The 10 Commandments of Rational Thought 

Thou shalt not confuse popularity with efficacy or safety (appeal to popularity). 

Thou shalt not assume the test of time is a substitute for evidence (appeal to tradition). 

Thou shalt not believe natural therapies are harmless (appeal to nature). 

Thou shalt not think those who question claims need to prove you are wrong (reversal of the burden of proof). 

Thou shalt not assume a therapy administered before an improvement was the cause of that improvement (post hoc ergo propter hoc). 

Thou shalt not suppose, because you do not understand an issue, it cannot be true (appeal to ignorance). 

Thou shalt not misrepresent your opponent’s position in order to make it easier for you to defeat it (straw man fallacy). 

Thou shalt not argue, because others do wrong, you can do the same (tu quoque fallacy). 

Thou shalt not assume your argument is correct because some authority agrees with you (appeal to authority). 

Thou shalt not attack opponents instead of their arguments (ad hominem).

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