Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Bandwagon
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Bandwagon

The fallacy of bandwagon says, 'But everyone is doing it.' This fallacy appeal to the popularity of something as a means of validating it.

Example of Bandwagon

  • A recent study shows 8 out of 10 doctors say that acupuncture is an effective therapy, therefore it must be true since 8 out of 10 doctors can't be wrong! Agreement among experts does not necessarily lead to a true outcome.
  • Everyone else is going to attend a four-year university, so I am going to do the same instead of taking classes at a local community college. Doing something because everyone else is doing it is not a logically valid reason for taking part in something.

This is a common fallacy.

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