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11th May '15 9:46:13 AM Browncoat42
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* The link between vaccines and autism, although now well refuted, gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it.
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* The link between vaccines and autism, although now well refuted, autism gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it.
3rd Mar '14 3:14:15 PM MsChibi
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Claiming that a position is correct because the rich or famous support it. This is the basis behind {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s, especially when the celebrity's claim to fame is not relevant to the issue. See ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney.
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Claiming that a position is correct because the rich or famous support it. This is the basis behind {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s, especially when the celebrity's claim to fame is not relevant to the issue. See ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and ColbertBump.
22nd Feb '14 2:11:40 PM karstovich2
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** This fallacy extends deep into human psychology. Scientific studies have shown that if people are given two different glasses of wine, but told that one is far more expensive than than the other, they will tend to describe the "more expensive" wine as better. Moreover, if you have the people connected to brain scans while doing the experiment, different parts of their brain will light up for the two different glasses, despite the wines being identical.
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*** Please note: This does not mean that electronics that look the same yet are of vastly different prices will always just be the same product with different labels. Sometimes the cheaper one really is a ShoddyKnockoffProduct and will not give you the same value as the more expensive one. Without research, you can't really tell if this is the case, or the other one. ** This fallacy extends deep into human psychology. Scientific studies have shown that if people are given two different glasses of wine, but told that one is far more expensive than than the other, they will [[ExpensiveGlassOfCrap tend to describe the "more expensive" wine as better.better]]. Moreover, if you have the people connected to brain scans while doing the experiment, different parts of their brain will light up for the two different glasses, despite the wines being identical.
21st Oct '13 9:00:56 PM TheDocCC
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[[AC:Theater]] * ReeferMadnessTheMusical gives us a one-two punch of AppealToAuthority and AppealToWealth. A sadistic propagandist is challenged about his absurd claims about marijuana by one of the parents watching the [[ShowWithinAShow film within a film]] about marijuana's "evils." The propagandist points out that his view is supported by Mr. William Randolph Hearst, who is both very wealthy and matriculated to Harvard. He then scores a hat trick by throwing in the AdHominem by pointing out the parent never went to college and does not know the word matriculate, then dismissing the parent out of hand. Finally, for the grand slam, he throws in an AppealToFear with another personal attack, suggesting the parent is unAmerican and that the others should report his behavior, especially in light of his "views."
11th Apr '13 7:20:38 PM Amake
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I feel like a huge non-nerd for knowing the difference between Volvo 240 and 245
* A variation is arguing that price is directly proportional to how good something is; the "YouGetWhatYouPayFor" argument usually takes the form "X costs more than Y, therefore X is superior in every way to Y." This is not true; for example, a Motorola Aura costs six times more than a Blackberry Curve but does not have a full keyboard, and a $2500 Volvo 240 station wagon makes a better town car that a $2 million [=McLaren=] F1.
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* A variation is arguing that price is directly proportional to how good something is; the "YouGetWhatYouPayFor" argument usually takes the form "X costs more than Y, therefore X is superior in every way to Y." This is not true; for example, a Motorola Aura costs six times more than a Blackberry Curve but does not have a full keyboard, and a $2500 Volvo 240 245 station wagon makes a better town car that a $2 million [=McLaren=] F1.
25th Aug '12 7:47:19 AM WarriorEowyn
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* In one episode of TheSimpsons, Marge was trying to collect signatures for a petition with limited success... until Mr. Burns signed.
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* In one episode of TheSimpsons, Marge was trying to collect signatures for a petition with limited success... until Mr. Burns signed.
25th Aug '12 7:47:09 AM WarriorEowyn
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** There is some logic to this one, as economics dictates that in ideal circumstances nobody will buy an object for more than they value it, and nobody will sell it for less than they can. Even so, there are a variety of reasons this might not result in the more expensive object being better, such as having a target demographic with different tastes than you, an object of which little is produced being sold to only those who like it the most (and thus sold for more) etc. ** In economics, this is called the Snub factor. That, generally, demand will decrease as price increases. But for some things, as price increases, demand increases.
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** There is some logic to this one, An example for smaller purchases: multiple articles on China have described factories producing common items such as economics dictates that computer cords, and putting them in ideal circumstances nobody will buy an different packaging with different labels. The exact same object is sold in computer stores worldwide for multiple different prices (and under the labels of multiple different companies), depending on packaging. People will fallaciously assume that if something is more than they value it, and nobody will sell expensive, it for less than they can. Even so, there must be higher-quality. ** This fallacy extends deep into human psychology. Scientific studies have shown that if people are a variety given two different glasses of reasons this might not result in the wine, but told that one is far more expensive object being better, such than than the other, they will tend to describe the "more expensive" wine as having a target demographic with better. Moreover, if you have the people connected to brain scans while doing the experiment, different tastes than you, an object parts of which little is produced their brain will light up for the two different glasses, despite the wines being sold to only those who like it the most (and thus sold for more) etc. ** In economics, this is called the Snub factor. That, generally, demand will decrease as price increases. But for some things, as price increases, demand increases. identical.
25th Aug '12 7:38:10 AM WarriorEowyn
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** In the UK, many blame Prime Minister Tony Blair's refusal to explicitly state whether he had his children vaccinated for the then-popularity of the anti-vaccination movement, which arguably combines this with Appeal to Irrelevant Authority.
25th Aug '12 7:37:42 AM WarriorEowyn
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!!'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_crumenam Appeal To Wealth]]''': :: Claiming that the position is correct because the rich or famous support it. This is the basis behind {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s, especially when the celebrity's claim to fame is not relevant to the issue. See ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney.
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!!'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_crumenam Appeal To Wealth]]''': :: Claiming that the a position is correct because the rich or famous support it. This is the basis behind {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s, especially when the celebrity's claim to fame is not relevant to the issue. See ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney.
25th Aug '12 7:36:57 AM WarriorEowyn
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