Everybody does it

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January 10, 2013
Strike the Root
by Mark Davis  
Posted in Commentary

"The good old 'argumentum ad populum' or 'appeal to the people' is a logical fallacy that has been used by countless children the world over for time immemorial. Unfortunately, the equally old lesson traditionally imparted by parents to children who use this appeal 'Would you jump off a bridge if everybody does it?' no longer seems to be, well, popular. Independent thought, much less personal sovereignty, are no longer in vogue. Collectivist thought and state sovereignty are all the rage now." (01/08/13)


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