Hello Dr. Bennett, I recently read your book Logically Fallacious and thoroughly enjoyed it. I do, however, have a question. I thought it would have been the appeal to authority fallacy, but what would you call the fallacy in which a person accepts the opinion of an authority figure without questioning? Say, accepting the opinion of your physician simply because they're better educated in medical science than you are, or accepting the concepts presented by your priest simply because they're a priest? Authorities within certain fields are wrong all the time, they're only human after all - take the Marilyn vos Savant game show question incident in which authoritative figures within the field of mathematics wind up being outdone by school children simply because they assumed that their intuitions were correct even though the matter was actually counter-intuitive. They suffer from the illusion of knowledge. What would this fallacy be called and could you send a description of it like you did with the fallacies listed in your book? Please contact me at email@example.com Thank you
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