Describing similar things as being equivalent when they are actually different in ways that are important in the discussion.
I'm not worried about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Sometimes I spill some oil when I'm working on my car and nothing bad happens.
When debates are organized between two people who are not equally qualified, this is a type of false equivalence called false balance. For example: a climate change debate between an actual climate scientist and a pundit who does not understand climate science.
Morty: I just Googled it. Pluto's not a planet. They changed it in 2006.
Jerry: Yeah I heard about that Morty and I disagree. It's possible to disagree in science Morty. Pluto was a planet, some committee of fancy assholes disagree, I disagree back.Context: Rick and Morty season 1, episode 9 - Something Ricked This Way Comes
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