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Word magic

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Existence is not a predicate. A hundred thalers that I merely imagine have all the same predicates as a hundred real thalers.
Bertrand Russell[1]

Word magic is a logical fallacy that occurs when it is assumed that an entity exists, because the word for it exists.

The fallacy is a form of mistaking the map for the territory and an informal fallacy.

Explanation[edit]

There are words for God, reptoids, the NWO, unicorns, Klingons, faeries, the FSM, UFOs, the Celestial Teapot, and Bigfoot. Are all real?

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