Audio-Video Podcast 17 — Fallacies of Appeal to Authority and Appeal to Popularity

Piltdown Superman, Podcast, The Question Evolution Project, Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Back in action, and back to discussing informal logical fallacies. This time, we'll deal with the related fallacies of Appeal to Authority and Appeal to Popularity. Since people tend to think with their emotions rather than their minds, they fall prey to people who want to manipulate them through these tactics, added with appeal to ridicule, the genetic fallacy and others. But truth is not determined by consensus or popularity. The MP3 can be downloaded here.