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Old 09-13-2019, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kirkrapine View Post
How so? Argument from authority is not a fallacy when the authority in question is legitimately expert on the topic in question.
While I don't want to derail this discusion, right now we have a bizarro-world situation where scientific authorities are being deliberately prevented from presenting scientific conclusions as valid for political reasons. I would hesitate to call any scientific agency under the current administration a legitimate expert on anything at all that has any political controversy to it whatsoever. Hopefully soon, we will return to a situation where these agencies can be trusted again, but that trust may take some time to rebuild.