Cherry picking is one of the epistemological characteristics of denialism and widely used by different science denialists to seemingly contradict scientific findings. For example, it is used in climate change denial, evolution denial by creationists, denial of the negative health effects of consuming tobacco products and passive smoking.
What does the Bible say about cherry picking?
“Cherry picking” Scripture occurs when we take a passage out of context, misapply it, or ignore other plain passages that shed light on the subject. Often people “cherry pick” passages from the Old Testament Law, commanded of Israel in a different dispensation. The Bible clearly states we’re not under the Mosaical Law today!
What does the phrase cherry picking mean?
In certain varieties of cherry tree the fruits ripens at different time – rather like strawberries – and it’s necessary to choose between the ripe red fruit which are ready to eat and the green/’not yet red enough’ fruit which definitely are not. Hence the term ‘cherry picking’ means to choose the best from those on offer/available.
What is the best cherry?
Is cherry picking a logical fallacy?
Cherry-picking or quote mining – logical fallacies Description Cherry-picking refers to selective presentation of evidence in an argument in order to refute or affirm a point while ignoring other evidence which will not support the point (s) being made.