Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best describes the appeal to ignorance fallacy?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an appeal to ignorance fallacy?

2. What would have been a better approach for Karina to convince her friends that continuing to hike is safe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet that you are about to complete are designed to help describe the appeal to ignorance fallacy. In the quiz, you will also be asked to review examples of this fallacy and ways to avoid it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you work your way through these materials, you can cover these topics:

  • An example of the fallacy that is covered in the worksheet
  • Where the term ignorance fallacy comes from
  • Reasonable arguments that don't shift the burden of proof away from the person making the claim

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how people can make sufficient statements that are backed by facts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related lesson on the appeal to ignorance fallacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to understand why people fall victim to the appeal to ignorance fallacy

Additional Learning

Cover more information about the appeal to the ignorance fallacy by utilizing the lesson titled Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy: Definition & Examples. This lesson can help you achieve these goals:

  • Understand what the appeal to ignorance fallacy looks like
  • Determine why individuals rely on their ignorance when sometimes providing arguments
  • Identify why appealing to ignorance can be risky