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Jim Cliff

What's this fallacy? The proof will come...

Following the attack on the Capitol this week, a caller to CSPAN made an assertion that the MAGA hat wearing, Trump flag carrying "protesters" were actually Antifa in disguise.  When asked what evidence there was for that, he said "You'll see, the proof will come".

Does offering proof later for an argument today fit into any existing fallacies?

asked on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 10:11:29 PM by Jim Cliff

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Bo Bennett, PhD
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First, this is the imposter fallacy .

Claiming that "proof will come" is something that is either true or false, so not fallacious. If someone believe it to be true, they are accepting a claim on insufficient evidence.

answered on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 10:15:26 PM by Bo Bennett, PhD

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