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. 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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'''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. It can also be done by quoting only the first half of a sentence that seems to support your argument but leaving out the rest of that same statement that refutes you completely. 
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This is the favorite tactic of all types of conspiracy theorists. 
  
 
An example of quote mining [[Charles Darwin]]:
 
An example of quote mining [[Charles Darwin]]:

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