The Divine Fallacy: When People Assume that ‘God’ is the Only Explanation

  The divine fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when someone assumes that a certain phenomenon must occur as a result of divine intervention or a supernatural force, either because they don’t know how to explain it otherwise, or because they can’t imagine that this isn’t the case. For example, if someone doesn’t understand how …

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The Appeal to Nature Fallacy: Why ‘Natural’ Isn’t Necessarily Better

  The appeal to nature is a logical fallacy which asserts that something is either good because it’s considered ‘natural’, or bad because it’s considered ‘unnatural’. For example, a person using an appeal to nature might suggest using herbal remedies when treating a serious medical condition, despite what research says on the topic, simply because they …

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