Also: Appeal to Tradition
Class: Evade > Irrelevant
Opposing something just because
you don’t want things to change.
Pluto has always been a planet! They can’t take Pluto away!
I know that’s what you were taught as a kid, but science needs to progress.
Women have always stayed home and raised the children. That’s the way it should be!
Things change. They always do.
It’s okay to say your opinion of what you like:
Those new electric motorcycles are just weird. I like gas motorcycles better.
That’s fine.
It’s a foolacy only if you argue against new changes:
Motorcycles have always been gas. There’s no need for these new electric bikes.
That’s not a valid reason.
It’s okay if you offer a reason why change would be bad:
We’ve always used imperial units. People get too confused when they have to switch to metric.
Yeah, that’s a problem.
Foolacy vs. Fallacy

This is the fallacy Appeal to Tradition. Psychologically it’s a fear of change.

The examples from politics and culture are one-sided because by definition Conservatism wants to stay traditional while Progressivism wants more change.

“Why did they have to invent new foolacies? The old fallacies were just fine!”
“That argument is the fallacy Appeal to Tradition.”
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