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Talk:Argument from incredulity

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[edit] Moore's paradox

Article says Another form, the argument from personal incredulity, takes the form "I can't believe P, therefore not-P.". Isn't the rejection of that principle, i.e. the article's claim, roughly equivalent to Moore's paradox? It is not possible for me to believe it, but it's true is an instance of Moore's paradox; hence, to avoid Moore's paradox, it seems reasonable to infer, from the fact that I can't possibly believe something, that it is actually false. Which implies, that rather than being logically fallacious, the argument from personal incredulity is actually a valid form of inference. Zack Martin HolyMaratreanSigil.png 12:23, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Argument from credulity

Is this such a thing? Quick example: Singularity. More complex example: since it's possible to without mechanical assistance nail 100 out of 100 full court baskets and the human race is producing better basketball players all the time, someone will eventually make 100 out of 100 full court baskets. --Dr. Swordopolis (talk) 22:48, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

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