Elizabeth S. on October 15, 2007 at 2:47 pm I know!! But…I already have the book…can I still guess? ~Elizabeth S. Reply
I know!! But…I already have the book…can I still guess?
You sure can.
Hi Mrs. Bluedorn,
That fallacy is “Proof by Lack of Evidence.”
There is probably a specific term in your book (which I have not yet had the privelege of reading), but it seemed that they were both using intimidation to distract and mis-direct the subject’s attention, as well as assuming guilt because of lack of evidence to the contrary. I hope I’m not way off – I’d love to read that book!
That would be the ‘Proof by Lack of Evidence’ fallacy.
I guess it’s not the fallacy of tickling someone until they confess. But I think that is a tactic often used these days in our court system, isn’t it?
Proof by lack of evidence fallacy. We’ve read your book too.
Daniel Masloske is our winner! Daniel, could you send me your address and I’ll mail you the book.
Daniel is so excited that he won your contest! He’s 10 and he loves the “Fallacy Detective” and wants to give it to one of his friends as a gift. My children are all loving the Austin children’s videos.