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
This is a common fallacy.
- "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.