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Appeal to Ignorance. Kenzie Garrett Amber Jewell. Definition Slide. Definition : A proposition is true on the basis that it has not been proved false. Or that it is false on the basis that it has not been proven true. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Kenzie GarrettAmber Jewell

  • Definition: A proposition is true on the basis that it has not been proved false. Or that it is false on the basis that it has not been proven true.In other words Someone either believes in something because it hasnt been proven false. Or they dont believe in it because it hasnt been proven true.

  • Since people cannot prove ghosts are real, they do not exist.OrSince people cannot prove that ghosts arent real, then they exist.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-JUo50o5E0

  • Type: Appeal to IgnoranceCharacters: ProctorQuote: Is it the Devils fault that a man cannot say you good morning without you clap him for defamation? Act One, Page 1814. Argument Explanation: Proctor is suggesting that the reason for everything that has been going on is the Devils fault because there is no other reasoning.

  • Type: Appeal to IgnoranceCharacters: ProctorQuote: There might also be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen it. Act 3, Page 2174. Argument Explanation: In this quote Proctor is making a statement that even though no one has ever seen a dragon in his house doesnt mean it isnt there. He is referring to his wifes poppet's that just because they found one doesnt mean she has more.

  • Type: Appeal to IgnoranceCharacters: GilesQuote: Now he goes to the court and claims that from that day to this he cannot keep a pig alive for more than four weeks because my Martha bewitch them with her books! Act 2, Page 201Argument Explanation: Giles is angry because his wife is being accused of bewitching someones pigs. Since no one has proved that she didnt bewitch them they cannot say she is innocent.

  • Appeal to Ignorance. philosophy.lander.edu. p.l.e, 12 Feb. 2003. Web. 16 Feb. 2012.Bluedorn, Nathaniel. Newspaper Logic: Akron Beacon Journal Attack on Homeschooling. Fallacy 3: Proof by Lack of Evidence. Fallacy Detective. 01 Oct. 2004. Web. 16 Feb. 2012.Ignorant Ignorance A Logical Fallacy. YouTube,16 Oct. 2011. 16 Feb. 2012