The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


argumentum ad verecundiam
Definition: (Aka the reputation fallacy) The argument that because I have an esteemed reputation, I must be right.

For example, Freeman Dyson is one of the world's greatest physicists and mathematicians. He thinks that the IPCC's climate models can't possibly get it right.

Dyson's contention might be true, but his reputation is not sufficient proof of this.


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