Cherrypicking

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'''Cherrypicking''' is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument.
 
'''Cherrypicking''' is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument.
  
'''Quote mining''' is a variation that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other than its actual meaning.
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'''Quote mining''' is a variation that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other than its actual meaning. This usually involves quoting a scientist or other expert stating a problem but leaving out the speaker's statement of the ''solution'' to that problem.
  
 
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Cherrypicking is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument.

Quote mining is a variation that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other than its actual meaning. This usually involves quoting a scientist or other expert stating a problem but leaving out the speaker's statement of the solution to that problem.

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