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

Top Categories Suggested by Community


Want to get notified of all questions as they are asked? Update your mail preferences and turn on "Instant Notification."

Uncomfortable Ideas: Facts don't care about feelings. Science isn't concerned about sensibilities. And reality couldn't care less about rage.

This is a book about uncomfortable ideas—the reasons we avoid them, the reasons we shouldn’t, and discussion of dozens of examples that might infuriate you, offend you, or at least make you uncomfortable.

Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality. We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality. We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable. This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions. By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be more understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life.

Get 20% off this book and all Bo's books*. Use the promotion code: websiteusers

* This is for the author's bookstore only. Applies to autographed hardcover, audiobook, and ebook.

Get the Book


Bo Bennett, PhD

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

Bo Bennett, PhD Suggested These Categories