Refraction (Bent Thinking) #60

Misleading Vividness: involves describing an occurrence in vivid detail, even if it is an exceptional occurrence, to convince someone that it is a problem. Refutation: Vivid descriptions only serve to excite emotions. They do nothing to advance or support the logic of the position. Examples: This fallacy was used by gun control advocates in continuing to refer to the dead children in Sandy Hook Connecticut as well as pro-life advocates who present graphic images of  dismembered fetuses from late term abortions. Side Note: Emotions are a powerful force to energize people to action, but logic is the only way to defend an argument. 

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