|−|===Argument from Fallacy=== |+|
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|−|An Argument from Fallacy is an argument that has one or more fundamentally wrong statements or points. |+|
|−|An example of one of these arguments would be "If we came from monkeys, why do monkeys still exist?" |+|
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An argument from fallacy is a formal fallacy which occurs when analyzing an argument and assuming that, because the argument contains a logical fallacy the conclusion of that argument must be false. It is also commonly referred to as the fallacist's fallacy.
The form of the argument from fallacy requires a meta-argument, or an argument about the claims of an argument.
- There is an argument A which has a conclusion C.
- That argument A contains a logical fallacy.
- Therefore, C is false.
The issue here is that while the presence of a fallacy is sufficient to render argument A invalid, it does not make C false. Rather, the truth value of C is unknown, because there is no valid argument as to whether C is true or false.