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The Devil made me do it
- 'Common Sense (being anything but).
- Alcohol and related substances-didit.
- Ah, our JAQing off BoN apologist strikes again on yet another RW talk page... Do you actually not realise that the burden of proof rests on those that assert divine influence as an “explanation”? ScepticWombat (talk) 10:54, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
The appeal to ignorance
I am inclined to agree this fallacy is not really a fallacy at all because there is no proper logical argument containing it. But it can be made to resemble the appeal to ignorance.
We are given,
- 1. Y happened,
- 2. I'm not sure why Y happened.
- 3. X did it!
An appeal to ignorance would be of the form,
- 1. Y happened
- 2. I can't think of any cause for y to happen other than x.
- 3. x was the cause.