Logic Me This: Special Pleading
‘Logic Me This’ is a regular series on Teen Skepchick where we examine various logical fallacies in an attempt to help you think more like a Skeptic.
Special Pleading is a fallacy where an arguer doesn’t apply their principles consistently. In particular, they hold one general principle and apply it to various situations, but not a situation in which they have a special interest.
Here is a really cute video to explain this:
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