Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Appeal To Nature
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Appeal to Nature

The fallacy of appeal to nature refers to the argument that just because something is natural that it is therefore valid, justified, or inevitable.

Example of Appeal to Nature

  • "John was well within his rights to avenge his wife after he witnessed her being brutally murdered. Killing the murderer was the natural response."
  • Product packaging that claims 'natural' ingredients is an appeal to nature fallacy. There are many naturally occurring poisons which would be harmful if ingested.

This is a common fallacy.

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