Philosophers: Galileo Vs. Alchemy

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1. You can’t prove that there aren’t Martians living in caves under the surface of Mars, so it is reasonable for me to believe there are.” This can be seen as the arguer’ lack of knowledge on the subject and is only ignorant. 2. “Well, Isaac Newton believed in Alchemy, do you think you know more than Isaac Newton?” The arguer clearly doesn’t also have the knowledge on the subject but tries to attach himself to a person of authority to give a sense of relatability and credence to his or her arguments. 3. Lots of people bought this album, so it must be good.” The arguer just believes the argument to be true because someone else or a group of people believe it to be true 4. “Hitler was a vegetarian, therefore, I don’t trust vegetarians.” The arguer
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