Saturday, April 12, 2008

Appeal to Celebrity

As I am a great lover of argument and debate (perhaps I should have been an atheist law student...) I try to keep my mind sharp enough to spot logical fallacies.

Appeal to celebrity is just such a fallacy, just because Jordon recommends a brand of underwear, it doesn't mean they're any good.

Similarly, I wouldn't advocate a world view just because a bunch of celebrities espouse it.

That said, this video, showing famous folks who are atheists is pretty cool. There were a few that surprised me (I didn't expect Lance Armstrong to be there).

There is a full list (including agnostics and ambiguous) at celebatheists.

So check it out, but of course make up your own mind.

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