(It felt like a 2 quote day...)
"Argument From Respect for Authority (argumentum ad verecundiam) Fallacy
The argument from respect for authority is one of our boss's favorite arguments. Citing an authority to support your argument is not a logical fallacy in and of itself; expert opinion is legitimate evidence alongside other evidence. What is fallacious is using respect for authority as the sole confirmation of your position, despite convincing evidence to the contrary.
Ted meets his friend All and exclaims, 'Al! I heard you died!'
'Hardly,' says Al, laughing. 'As you can see, I'm very much alive.'
'Impossible,' says Ted. 'The man who told me is much more reliable than you.'
~ Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar...Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
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Here you will find information about everything I have in publication and what I'm working on now. My genres include Young Adult Paranormal Fiction, Adult Paranormal Fiction and Romance.
Because I can't resist, I will also try to frequently blog a favorite quote from one of the many, many books I've read. Some days they'll be funny, others, hopefully, thought provoking.
Below are links to the first chapters of each of my books in publication.