Cherry Picking

Other Names

Suppressed Evidence, Incomplete Evidence


Cherry picking is the act of pointing at individual cases or data that seem to confirm your position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that contradict you.


-I have ten unbiased, peer-reviewed, scientific studies that show the therapeutic benefits of homeopathy in treating back pain.

- Sure but you are ignoring the hundreds of studies that show that it does not work at all.

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