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** Pratchett has a lot of fun with this trope; both Verence and his wife Magrat fall prey to it on a regular basis, usually for the worse. (In ''Witches Abroad'', teetotaller and lightweight Magrat drinks a third of a bottle of absinthe because she vaguely recognizes it as involving wormwood, after which point she, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg start calling it "herbal wine".)

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** Pratchett has a lot of fun with this trope; both Verence and his wife Magrat fall prey to it on a regular basis, usually for the worse. (In ''Witches Abroad'', ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', teetotaller and lightweight Magrat drinks a third of a bottle of absinthe because she vaguely recognizes it as involving wormwood, after which point she, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg start calling it "herbal wine".)


** A shocking amount of people think that organic food is not only better for you but better for the environment. The logic is that all those pestisides must be bad for nature and organic uses less so it must be better. However many people fail to realize that agriculture is ''THE'' single largest threat to the environment simply by the amount of space it takes up. Organic crops lose more of their product to pests so the solution is to simply destroy more natural habitats to plant more. So in an way, an appeal to nature means we have less of it.

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** A shocking amount of people think that organic food is not only better for you but better for the environment. The logic is that all those pestisides must be bad for nature and organic uses less so it must be better. However many people fail to realize that agriculture is ''THE'' single largest threat to the environment simply by the amount of space it takes up. Organic crops lose more of their product to pests so the solution is to simply destroy more natural habitats to plant more. So in an way, this case, an appeal to nature means we have less of it.it, ironically.

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* Creator/MarquisDeSade often had characters cite Nature having so much death to justify them committing murder, along with a larger proto-SocialDarwinist view with the "Right of the Strong" being crushing anyone weaker than they were.


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* Many a StrawVegetarian has used this argument to demonstrate that a meat-inclusive diet is unnatural and unhealthy for humans. Similarly, proponents of such diets as the Paleo Diet decry the consumption of grain as the source of all of humanity's chronic health woes (cancer, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, dementia, obesity, and even male-pattern baldness).

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* Many a StrawVegetarian has used this argument to demonstrate that a meat-inclusive diet is unnatural and unhealthy for humans. Many opponents of vegetarianism also use this fallacy, arguing that it is right to eat meat because humans are naturally omnivorous. Similarly, proponents of such diets as the Paleo Diet decry the consumption of grain as the source of all of humanity's chronic health woes (cancer, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, dementia, obesity, and even male-pattern baldness).


** A shocking amount of people think that organic food is not only better for you but better for the environment. The logic is that all those pest asides must be bad for nature and organic uses less so it must be better. However many people fail to realize that agriculture is ''THE'' single largest threat to the environment simply by the amount of space it takes up. Organic crops lose more of their product to pests so the solution is to simply destroy more natural habitats to plant more. So in an way, and appeal to nature means we have less of it.

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** A shocking amount of people think that organic food is not only better for you but better for the environment. The logic is that all those pest asides pestisides must be bad for nature and organic uses less so it must be better. However many people fail to realize that agriculture is ''THE'' single largest threat to the environment simply by the amount of space it takes up. Organic crops lose more of their product to pests so the solution is to simply destroy more natural habitats to plant more. So in an way, and an appeal to nature means we have less of it.

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* Any time someone says "life isn't fair" to [[JerkJustifications justify acting unfairly]] they are engaging in this fallacy.

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* The anti-vaxx movement. Some parents are choosing ''not'' to have their children vaccinated against diseases like whooping cough, mumps, chicken pox, HPV, etc., because they think that because the vaccine is artificial, it's dangerous, or they don't understand how vaccines work, or they think it's a government conspiracy of some sort. (Which, of course, it's not.)


-> ''The point is that just because something is natural doesn't mean it's safe. Lions are all-natural. So is hemlock. Next time you see "all natural" on the label, keep in mind that what's really unnatural is living past 30.''

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-> ''The ->''"The point is that just because something is natural doesn't mean it's safe. Lions are all-natural. So is hemlock. Next time you see "all natural" on the label, keep in mind that what's really unnatural is living past 30.''"''


* Some of the supporters of [[StayInTheKitchen traditional gender roles and expectations]] (in particular, certain religious leaders), say that women are "oppressed" because they are (supposedly) overwhelmed with all the choices they have, or are unsatisfied with life because they picked options other than what's (supposedly) "natural." (i.e. marriage and [[MandatoryMotherhood motherhood]], in that order, of course, being a {{Housewife}} instead of having [[CareerVersusFamily a career outside the home]], and getting married and having children ASAP instead of pursuing higher education)

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* Some of the supporters of [[StayInTheKitchen traditional gender roles and expectations]] (in particular, certain religious leaders), say that women are "oppressed" because they are (supposedly) overwhelmed with all the choices they have, or are unsatisfied with life because they picked options other than what's (supposedly) "natural." (i.e. marriage and [[MandatoryMotherhood motherhood]], in that order, of course, being a {{Housewife}} choosing to go to college instead of having marrying right out of HighSchool, choosing to get married [[OldMaid later in life, or not get married at all]], choosing to cohabitate with a partner rather than get legally and formally married, choosing to have children later in life or not have children at all, choosing to have [[CareerVersusFamily a career outside the home]], and getting married and having children ASAP home]] rather than being a {{Housewife}}, being the primary breadwinner for the household instead of pursuing higher education)depending on her husband to be the provider, choosing to MarryForLove instead of accepting an ArrangedMarriage based on socioeconomic considerations, etc.)


* Some of the supporters of [[StayInTheKitchen traditional gender roles and expectations]] (in particular, certain religious leaders), say that women are "oppressed" because they are (supposedly) overwhelmed with all the choices they have, or are unsatisfied with life because they picked options other than what's (supposedly) "natural."
* This is the reason for the Catholic church's official stance on birth control. They believe that every cell and organ has a divinely-ordained purpose, and that the purpose of the reproductive organs is, well, reproducing, and that therefore having sex solely or primarily for pleasure (even as a married couple) "cheapens" the act because you're blocking the natural purpose of these organs artificially. (It ''does'' concede that some couples may wish to limit the number of children they have or delay having children, and allows for "natural" methods of birth control, such as the Rhythm Method or the symptothermal method of "natural family planning," on the grounds that these fertility-awareness methods don't introduce artificial barriers or disrupt the natural menstrual cycle.) It takes a dim view of IVF for partially the same reason (the others being the "extra" embryos produced in the process being left in the freezer indefinitely or destroyed, and the possibility of it being a slippery slope to DesignerBabies.)

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* Some of the supporters of [[StayInTheKitchen traditional gender roles and expectations]] (in particular, certain religious leaders), say that women are "oppressed" because they are (supposedly) overwhelmed with all the choices they have, or are unsatisfied with life because they picked options other than what's (supposedly) "natural."
" (i.e. marriage and [[MandatoryMotherhood motherhood]], in that order, of course, being a {{Housewife}} instead of having [[CareerVersusFamily a career outside the home]], and getting married and having children ASAP instead of pursuing higher education)
* This is the reason for the Catholic church's official stance on birth control. They believe that every cell and organ has [[BecauseDestinySaysSo a divinely-ordained purpose, natural purpose]], and that the natural purpose of the reproductive organs is, well, reproducing, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reproducing]], and that therefore having sex solely or primarily for pleasure (even as a married couple) "cheapens" the act because you're blocking the natural purpose of these organs artificially. (It ''does'' concede that some couples may wish to limit the number of children they have or delay having children, and allows for "natural" methods of birth control, such as the Rhythm Method or the symptothermal method of "natural family planning," on the grounds that these fertility-awareness methods don't introduce artificial barriers or disrupt the natural menstrual cycle.) It takes a dim view of IVF for partially the same reason (the others being the "extra" embryos produced in the process being left in the freezer indefinitely or destroyed, and the possibility of it being a slippery slope to DesignerBabies.)

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* This is the reason for the Catholic church's official stance on birth control. They believe that every cell and organ has a divinely-ordained purpose, and that the purpose of the reproductive organs is, well, reproducing, and that therefore having sex solely or primarily for pleasure (even as a married couple) "cheapens" the act because you're blocking the natural purpose of these organs artificially. (It ''does'' concede that some couples may wish to limit the number of children they have or delay having children, and allows for "natural" methods of birth control, such as the Rhythm Method or the symptothermal method of "natural family planning," on the grounds that these fertility-awareness methods don't introduce artificial barriers or disrupt the natural menstrual cycle.) It takes a dim view of IVF for partially the same reason (the others being the "extra" embryos produced in the process being left in the freezer indefinitely or destroyed, and the possibility of it being a slippery slope to DesignerBabies.)


* Discussed on ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', with regard to breastfeeding vs. baby formula. One of Emily's friends berates her for using formula to feed her baby (who wouldn't latch at the hospital), saying that formula is "baby poison," and also that breastfeeding is the best or only way to bond with baby. Emily's mother-in-law, Patti, with the help of a researcher, shows her that formula is ''not'' toxic (as long as you use clean water and sterile bottles), it saved the lives of many babies whose mothers couldn't breastfeed, and that there's no ''conclusive'' evidence that using formula will adversely affect the baby's IQ or well-being...or that breastfeeding makes a difference in that regard. She and Adam also explain that breastfeeding is not the only way to bond with baby, and that the "love hormone" (oxytocin) is released while doing ''plenty'' of other things than breastfeeding (even things we might consider vices). The researcher explains that the view of formula as "baby poison" goes back to TheSeventies, when [[MegaCorp Nestle]] was marketing formula in poor countries, where clean water was not available, which led to the formula being contaminated by the dirty water, and in turn, a spike in infant death from diseases and parasites. This led to conspiracy theories, and the belief that formula is unsafe because it's artificial.

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* Discussed on ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', with regard to breastfeeding vs. baby formula. One of Emily's friends berates her for using formula to feed her baby (who wouldn't latch at the hospital), saying that formula is "baby poison," and also that breastfeeding is the best or only way to bond with baby. Emily's mother-in-law, Patti, with the help of a researcher, shows her that formula is ''not'' toxic (as long as you use clean water and sterile bottles), it saved the lives of many babies whose mothers couldn't breastfeed, and that there's no ''conclusive'' evidence that using formula will adversely affect the baby's IQ or well-being...or that breastfeeding makes a difference in that regard. She and Adam also explain that breastfeeding is not the only way to bond with baby, and that the "love hormone" (oxytocin) is released while doing ''plenty'' of other things than breastfeeding (even things we might consider vices). The researcher explains that the view of formula as "baby poison" goes back to TheSeventies, when [[MegaCorp Nestle]] was marketing formula in poor countries, where clean water was not available, which led to the formula being contaminated by the dirty water, and in turn, a spike in infant death from diseases and parasites. (Not helping matters was the fact that these impoverished mothers were diluting the formula to help it last longer, because it was expensive for them, which led to babies dying of malnutrition as well.) This led to conspiracy theories, and the belief that formula is unsafe because it's artificial.

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* Discussed on ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', with regard to breastfeeding vs. baby formula. One of Emily's friends berates her for using formula to feed her baby (who wouldn't latch at the hospital), saying that formula is "baby poison," and also that breastfeeding is the best or only way to bond with baby. Emily's mother-in-law, Patti, with the help of a researcher, shows her that formula is ''not'' toxic (as long as you use clean water and sterile bottles), it saved the lives of many babies whose mothers couldn't breastfeed, and that there's no ''conclusive'' evidence that using formula will adversely affect the baby's IQ or well-being...or that breastfeeding makes a difference in that regard. She and Adam also explain that breastfeeding is not the only way to bond with baby, and that the "love hormone" (oxytocin) is released while doing ''plenty'' of other things than breastfeeding (even things we might consider vices). The researcher explains that the view of formula as "baby poison" goes back to TheSeventies, when [[MegaCorp Nestle]] was marketing formula in poor countries, where clean water was not available, which led to the formula being contaminated by the dirty water, and in turn, a spike in infant death from diseases and parasites. This led to conspiracy theories, and the belief that formula is unsafe because it's artificial.

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* Detective Somerset in ''Film/Se7en'' wears JadeColoredGlasses due to decades of seeing the worst humanity has to offer, and is vocal in his pessimism. At one point in the second half of the movie, he and Mills are sitting in a bar discussing the human condition. Mills accuses Somerset of wanting to think that people should give up on civilization and go live in a log cabin, as an excuse for why he's retiring.

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