ESGS Logical Fallacies

Divine Fallacy


The divine fallacy is a species of non sequitur reasoning which explains something one does not understand by conjecturing the existence of some unknown force.


This is fallacious since explaining a fact by verbally creating 'somebody' responsible for causing it, while no evidence of existence is given, does not explain anything.


I can't figure this out. So God/aliens/paranormal forces must have done it.

This is amazing. Therefore, God/aliens/paranormal forces did it.

I can't think of any other explanation. Therefore, God/aliens/paranormal forces did it.

This is just too weird. So, God/aliens/paranormal forces is/are behind it.




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