|Logical Fallacy of Isolated Examples|
Logical Fallacy of Isolated Examples
The logical fallacy of isolated examples is one of the many smokescreens that are used to cover the fact that the reasoning is based on one of the three fallacies of Agrippa's trilemma. Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regress, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This problem is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known without Divine revelation; however, that is not true. There is no reason to trust either logic or math without Divine revelation. Science is also limited to the pragmatic because of the weakness on human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma.
The logical fallacy of isolated examples occurs when non-typical or non-representative examples are used to 'prove' a general claim. This is associated with hasty generalization. Giving some of the facts but leaving out pertinent facts that would change the conclusion.
Examples of The Fallacy of Isolation
In any group, there are some hypocrites. In the view of some people, those who don't agree with them bear greater scrutiny. However, it is irrational to generalize from isolated examples.
Cherry-picking data to date rocks and fossils.
Fighting any disclosure of the problems that evolution has when indoctrinating students in evolution.
Last updated: Sep, 2014
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