Thursday, October 05, 2006

The ultimate False Attribution

It's official - False Attribution has been given a special page all to itself on wikipedia, as a fallacy. How do I know this? I put it there myself…

I present the Ultimate False Attribution:

Without any disclosure, the advocate refers back to himself or herself as a reputable source to backup his or her own claim. Thus the advocate is actually Begging the Question.

I wonder if it'll last, or will some narky editor delete it… LOL.