Argument from popular belief

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An argument from popular belief is any argument which presumes that a belief which is very popular must therefore be true.

This is also known as argumentum ad populum and the bandwagon fallacy. It is often presented (sometimes satirically) in the form "X million people can't be wrong".

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Reference

  • Wikipedia
  • Conservapedia: "homosexuals argue that because same-sex "marriage" is increasingly accepted and indeed has the approval of voters in three states, it must be moral."
  • RationalWiki