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Espousing Your Opinions As Facts

Scott CunninghamAug 4, 2019, 2:15:46 AM

Espousing your opinions as facts do a disservice to your credibility and the credibility of the concepts you are trying to support.

When you conflate your opinion and the factual reality we presently live in, you are entering a rabbit hole for fallacies. The issue here is that someone who is very confident in their opinions or someone who has expert knowledge of the in-group, it is very likely that they can impress or manipulate anyone outside of that in-group. It could be as simple as the in-group of gamers and non-gamers to something more applicable like the in-group for politically informed and those who are uninformed.

Typically, this results in something like the alphabet soup fallacy which I previously shared was where someone uses terms to confuse or manipulate others with in-group knowledge such as using acronyms or language that is likely to be unknown to those in the out-group.

Let me know what you think about this. Have you ever done this? Do you see this often? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

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