Appeal to Desperation
Arguing that your solution or proposition should be accepted and acted upon because no other solutions have been suggested, when doing nothing or trying to think of new ideas could be more productive. This fallacy will often be defended with excuses like "we can't just do nothing", or "Do you have a better idea?".
- We should all stay together in one place and wait for help.
- I'm not going to sit here and do nothing. I'm going into the woods with no food, map or plan in the hopes that I'll find my way home.
I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is in danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first.
Mr. Goldenfold: I'm Morty's math teacher. I'm also part of the street team inviting folks to the church downtown so we can pray together.
Beth: How is praying going to help?
Mr. Goldenfold: Ma'am, a giant head in the sky is controlling the weather. Did you want to play checkers? Let's be rational.Context: Rick and Morty season 2, episode 5 - Get Schwifty
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