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16th May '16 3:00:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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."

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* ReeferMadnessTheMusical ''Theatre/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."
16th May '16 3:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The link between vaccines and autism [[note]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Autism_controversies Which has no credible evidence of existing]]. [[/note]] gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it. Who, obviously, is a former playmate, not a psychologist.

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* The link between vaccines and autism [[note]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Autism_controversies Which has no credible evidence of existing]]. [[/note]] gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it. Who, obviously, is a former playmate, not a pharmacologist or psychologist.
16th May '16 2:58:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The link between vaccines and autism [[note]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Autism_controversies Which has no credible evidence of existing]]. [[/note]] gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it.

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* The link between vaccines and autism [[note]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Autism_controversies Which has no credible evidence of existing]]. [[/note]] gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it. Who, obviously, is a former playmate, not a psychologist.
8th May '16 11:20:35 AM MsChibi
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* The link between vaccines and autism gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it.

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* The link between vaccines and autism [[note]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Autism_controversies Which has no credible evidence of existing]]. [[/note]] gained much of its popularity because [=Jenny McCarthy=] endorsed it.
8th Mar '16 6:28:27 PM Josef5678
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge was trying to collect signatures for a petition with limited success... until Mr. Burns signed.

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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 [[ExpensiveGlassOfCrap 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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* 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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** 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]]. 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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* In one episode of TheSimpsons, Marge was trying to collect signatures for a petition with limited success... until Mr. Burns signed.
identical.
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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* 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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* 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.
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