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This fallacy is invoked by those who wish to attack a ~~well ~~well-performing system (e.g. Science), by saying that it is still imperfect. This then excuses the imperfections of the invoker's chosen system. For example "Science is based on faith too!"

This fallacy is invoked by those who wish to attack a well performing system (e.g. Science), by saying that it is still imperfect. This then excuses the imperfections of the invoker's chosen system. For example "Science is based on faith too!"

Vladimir_Nesov v1.13.0Jul 9th 2009 (+93/-215) Undo revision 3210 by [[Special:Contributions/RobinZ|RobinZ]] ([[User talk:RobinZ|Talk]]). Sorry, this came out very confusing.

The **fallacy of gray** ~~assumes that,~~is a belief that because ~~the extremes on a given measure are impossible, all cases are equivalent. For example: because no statement may be proven with ~~~~absolute certainty~~~~, all statements are~~nothing is certain, everything is equally uncertain. ~~A subscriber to the~~One who commits this fallacy may reply to ~~being told~~the statement that ~~the odds~~probability of winning a lottery is only one in a million by saying: "There's still a chance, right?"

The **fallacy of gray** ~~is~~assumes that, because the extremes on a ~~belief that~~given measure are impossible, all cases are equivalent. For example: because ~~nothing is certain, everything is~~no statement may be proven with absolute certainty, all statements are equally uncertain. ~~One who commits this~~A subscriber to the fallacy may reply to being told that the ~~statement that probability~~odds of winning a lottery is only one in a million by saying: "There's still a chance, right?"