Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Genetic Fallacy

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.