Fallacies – Chronological Snobbery

A thesis is deemed incorrect because it was commonly held when something else, known to be false, was also commonly held.


Example:

Mendel’s laws of inheritance (1865) cannot be correct, because some people (e.g. William Carpenter) also believed in a flat earth in 1865. Obviously, nothing good can come out of 1865.

chronological snobbery fallacy illustration


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