A logical fallacy
where an authority
in support of the argument
. An Appeal to Authority
is invalid when
Also, be wary when you hear the expert's testimony
through second-hand sources
is usually inaccurate
Example: The one given in Blackavar's writeup in ad vericundiam. Bill Clinton isn't a cigar expert.
Example: "J. Random Psychologist says recovered memories are always fake." Many psychologists disagree on this topic.
Example: "Linux is a movement to overthrow the government! Linus Torvalds said he plans on world domination"
To prove the fallacy, show that one of the bullet points above applies.