Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Genetic Fallacy
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Genetic Fallacy

The genetic fallacy reasons that one can accurately judge or assess something as good or bad based on where it originates from.

Example of Genetic Fallacy

  • I was brought up Mormon, so I believe Mormonism is the truth, since my parents are good people and they wouldn't lie to me.
  • My physician is overweight. I can't trust any of his health advice.

This is a common fallacy.

Books About Logical Fallacies

A few books to help you get a real handle on logical fallacies.

Logically Fallacious Buy On Amazon The Fallacy Detective Buy On Amazon The Art of the Argument Buy On Amazon The above book links to Amazon are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may get a commission from the sale.