Genetic fallacy

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The genetic fallacy is a logical fallacy wherein an argument is based on the circumstances of something's origin or history when that origin or history has nothing to do with the present value of that something.[1] The fallacy is thus a fallacy of relevance. An example is arguing that Christians should not decorate Christmas trees because thousands of years ago such practices were performed by pagans.

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  1. Fallacy Files: Genetic Fallacy