Bandwagon Jumper

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Bandwagon Jumper
Aldo Pillitteri
PHI221_3_20140728M_OL_Introduction to Logic
Saturday, August 16th 2014 Daniel Marcelle

Bandwagon Jumper The bandwagon fallacy stands out to me and makes the most sense. I’ve always been a firm believer in understanding and comprehending the world around through your eyes and ears. In the video, comedian Jason Sudeikis illustrates that if one person is to yell out during a presidential speech it is misconduct but if everyone yells out at the same time then it is preserved in a different way. He also brings up a valid point during the skit. He says, “It’s like being in grade school again, if one person does it then they get in trouble but if everyone does it no one gets in trouble. This is a great example of what the bandwagon foundation is built on. There have been many sayings in life that can be chalked up to the bandwagon fallacy, such the countless headers of magazines or commercials that read or say, “7 in 10 doctors recommend…..” Another famous one that never shies away from the history books is, “the entire world used to believe the earth was flat,” not exactly backed by hard facts but still we see it as if it were. No matter what the capacity, just because a celebrity, or doctor or a great commercial endorses something, by no means does that make it any more or any less of difference. It basically boils down to how people perceive it, either way they are still part of the bandwagon fallacy. There are ways to avoid falling into the bandwagon fallacy; it just takes some logical thinking. Good ways to help you are by asking questions that look at the situation from another point of view. This a great practice to even help you in the work environment. Take what being presented to you; in this case it can be the theories of 7 doctors out of 10 believe that such in such is great for you. Dig into some detail; why there…...

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