|Logical Fallacy of Ad Misericordiam / Appeal to pity / Appeal to Sympathy / The Galileo Argument|
Logical Fallacy of Ad Misericordiam / Appeal to pity / Appeal to Sympathy
The logical fallacy of Ad Misericordiam occurs when pity is used rather than truth to support a conclusion.
Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Ad Misericordiam / Appeal to pity / Appeal to Sympathy
Whether or not they work hard is not the issue. Are tax dollars the best source for their pay, and does the use of tax dollars assure that scientists will follow a course that is most beneficial for society?
Appeals to pity for the mother, but never addresses the fact that abortion kills a human being who is innocent. And people who use this argument generally don’t support the death penalty for the rapist.
All of these are examples of the logical fallacy of Ad Misericordiam. They ignore the fact that a baby is being murdered. You may note that they are very useful in politics. That's because politics is not about truth.
Of course, this has nothing to do with whether or not the teachings of evolutionism are true. Note that they never mention that this is because of the hiring discrimination among atheists and ungodly people.
Those poor evolutionists who want to teach evolution have no effect on whether or not evolution has anything to do with reality. This is also a case of special pleading since it demands one set of rules for evolutionists and a totally different set of rules for creationists. It is also a straw man fallacy in that creationists don’t oppose evolution being taught—they oppose hiding the problems with evolution from the students.
This is an appeal to pity fallacy, because it avoids the issue at hand: is molecules-to-man evolution something that happened? It also does not follow that belief in evolution would help anyone make good life decisions—most likely, the opposite would be true.
This is fallacy abuse. Rocky was not crying on Sandy's shoulder. Sandy was claiming a false criteria for determining scientific truth. Rocky pointed out the reason that Sandy's contention was wrong. Sandy twisted Rocky's statement into a straw man argument.
Last updated: Aug, 2014
Toons & Vids
Logical Fallacy of Avoiding the Issue / Avoiding the Question / Missing the Point / Straying Off the Subject / Digressing / Distraction
Logical Fallacy of Misleading Vividness
Logical Fallacy of Dodging the Question
Logical Fallacy of Ignoratio Elenchi / Irrelevant Conclusion
Logical Fallacy of Irrelevant Question
Logical Fallacy of Proof by Consequences / Argument from Consequences / Parade of the Horribles / Argumentum Ad Consequentiam / Appeal to Consequences of a Belief / Argument to the Consequences
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Bribery / Appeal to Motives in Place of Support
Logical Fallacy of Red Herring / Digression / Diversion / Evading the Issue / Side-tracking
Dodge of Answering a Question with a Question
Dodging by Answering a Different Question / Answering a Question That Was Not Asked
Logical Fallacy of Non-Support
Logical Fallacy of Logic Chopping / Quibbling / Quibble / Splitting-Hairs / Nit-Picking / Trivial Objections / Smokescreen / Blowing Smoke / Befogging the Issue / Clouding the Issue / Megatrifle / Trivial Objections / Cavil / Spurious Superficiality
Admitting a Small Fault to Cover a Big Denial
Logical Fallacy of Arguing a Minor Point and Ignoring the Main Point
Logical Fallacy of Ad Misericordiam / Appeal to pity / Appeal to Sympathy / The Galileo Argument
Galileo Wannabe Fallacy / Galileo Argument (Appeal to Pity)
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Novelty / appeal to the New / Ad Novitam
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to High Tech
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Tradition / Argumentum Ad Antiquitatem / Appeal to Common Practice / Appeal to Antiquity / Proof from Tradition / Appeal to Past Practice / Gadarene Swine Fallacy / Traditional Wisdom
Logical Fallacy of The Way We Have Always Done It
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Desperation
Straw Man Fallacy
Logical Fallacy of Extension
In a Certain Respect and Simply / Secundum Quid Et Simpliciter Fallacy
Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Extremes
Logical Fallacy of Taking a Quote Out of Context / Contextomy (type of) / Abstraction / Quote Mining
Logical Fallacy of Misquoting
Logical Fallacy of Accent / Accent Fallacy / Accent by Emphasis / Emphatic Fallacy
Logical Fallacy of Accent by Abstraction / Emphasis by Abstraction
Misleading Context Fallacy / Contextomy
Logical Fallacy of Misinterpretation
The Mind Game of Playing Dumb
Logical Fallacy of Arcane Explanation
Logical Fallacy of Hyperbole
Logical Fallacy of Exaggeration / Stretching the Truth / Overstatement
Logical Fallacy of Irrelevant Thesis
Logical Fallacy of Burden of Proof / Shifting the Burden of Proof
Logical Fallacy of Demanding an Uneven Burden of Proof / Demanding Uneven Standards of Acceptance
Burden of Proof Fallacy Fallacy
Logical Fallacy of Argument to Moderation / Argumentum Ad Temperantiam / Middle Ground / False Compromise
Logical Fallacy of False Fallacy / Fallacy Abuse
Logical Fallacy of Confusing an Explanation with Proof
Logical Fallacy of Moralism
Logical Fallacy of Ought-Is / Moralistic Fallacy / Moral Fallacy
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Logical Fallacy of Notable Effort
Logical Fallacy of Political Correctness / Political Correctness Fallacy / PC Fallacy
False Compromise Fallacy
Logical Fallacy of Lip Service
Logical Fallacy of Tokenism
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