"I cannot imagine how this could be true; therefore, it must be false."
Assumption that if an argument for some conclusion is fallacious, the conclusion must also be false.
A claimed authority's support is used as evidence for an argument's conclusion.
Assuming that something which is true of a thing must also be true of some or all of its parts (reverse of the Fallacy of Composition).
Assuming that something true of part of the whole must also be true of the whole.
"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good." - Seneca
Ever been stuck in an argument, knowing that the other person's logic is faulty, but not knowing exactly why or how?
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke
I'm an observer of my thoughts.
In reverie I dance, enraptured by a world of thoughts And I wish that I could catch them all, but they fall much like raindrops. I scurry about with my bucket, hoping to all the raindrops taste. Then I realize that I'd capture more if I'd stand in just one place. I cry over the …