Logical fallacies: climate alarmist examples

Monckton takes on the The illogic of climate hysteria citing Aristotle. “The Greek philosopher Aristotle, 2300 years ago, listed the dozen commonest logical fallacies in human discourse in his book Sophistical Refutations.”

“A fallacy is a deceptive argument that appears to be logically valid but is in fact invalid. Its conclusion will be unreliable at best, downright false at worst.

“One should not make the mistake of thinking that Aristotle’s fallacies are irrelevant archaisms. They are as crucial today as when he first wrote them down. Arguments founded upon any of his fallacies are unsound and unreliable, and that is that.

“Startlingly, nearly all of the usual arguments for alarm about the climate are instances of Aristotle’s dozen fallacies of relevance or of presumption, not the least of which is the consensus fallacy.”

Such means of argument are how one convinces one’s self of what one wants to believe. When such arguments are presented to a critical listener, one who can recognize age-old logical fallacies, dissonance occurs. Matters of intellectual integrity have long roots but little has changed when it comes to how people misuse their ability to think and reason.

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