Thursday, November 20, 2008

...on logic (is argument from authority a fallacy?)

Quoth dhux:

"Argument from Authority. See Carl Sagan on this logical fallacy (The Demon-Haunted World)."

But argument from authority is not a logical fallacy.

When it comes to human authority, it is the weakest of arguments, yet valid as a probable argument.

When it comes to divine authority, it is the strongest of arguments.

Who calls the atheist and evolutionist Carl Sagan a master of logic? [Someone believing his authority?]

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