What it is:

The appeal to nature fallacy relies on the argument that natural means better. But just because something is natural doesn’t make it safer, more nutritious, or better in other ways.


How to address it:

This one is difficult to deal with because the term “natural” is such a buzzword and used in
marketing. When someone appeals to nature in an argument with me, I usually say “you know, there are plenty of things that are natural but can be harmful, like UV rays or lead or poisonous frogs. And there are man-made inventions that are beneficial.. medications are not exactly natural but they can save lives.”



“Organic foods are better because they are produced without man-made chemicals.”