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Logical Fallacy of Blind Obedience / Blind Authority / Team Player

 

Logical Fallacy of Blind Obedience / Blind Authority / Team Player

Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regression, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known; however, that is not true. Without Divine revelation, neither logic nor math can be known. Science is limited only to pragmatic thinking because of the weakness of human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Blind obedience, a form of axiomatic thinking, is one of these three unhappy possibilities.

The logical fallacy of blind obedience occurs when someone does something or encourages someone else to do something that they know to be wrong and justifies it with an appeal to blind obedience.

Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Blind Obedience / Blind Authority / Team Player

“I was just following orders.”

This happens in the work place, in the military, and in government. It also happens in churches and families where someone in authority has left the way that leads to genuine and absolute fullness of life.

Thomas Bouchard: "Academics, like teenagers, sometimes don’t have any sense regarding the degree to which they are conformists."

Thomas Bouchard is correct, and the blind obedience to the group-think is not without reason. They do so to protect their careers.

“The boss told me to stop enforcing safety procedures. It’s not my fault those guys got killed.”

Sadly, this actually goes on. Students are asked to do something against their conscience and they do it out of blind obedience.

“The textbook says that evolution is a fact and that the Earth is billions of years old. These textbooks are written by scientists, and scientists are the only ones who have authority in these issues.”

This is another example of the logical fallacy of blind obedience. Notice that they is very close to an appeal to authority fallacy.

A professor tells the students that unless they deny Christ they won't pass the course, and almost all of them do it even if it's against their own conscience.

 



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