Mastering Logical Fallacies

Lesson 37: Introduction

In this section we will cover the Argument From Ignorance fallacy in detail, also known as: appeal to ignorance, absence of evidence, argument from personal astonishment, argument from Incredulity.

By the end of this section you should be familiar with this fallacy and be able to recognize when it is committed, even if not by name. You will have practice identifying this fallacy in real world contexts. And you will create your own example of this fallacy.

We will also answer the big question, is absence of evidence, evidence of absence?