sjac wrote:... I ... would expect that the silent majority are strongly in favour.
Sandgrown Dave wrote:sjac wrote:... I ... would expect that the silent majority are strongly in favour.
Rationalwiki.org/Argumentum ad populum
"...The term "silent majority" is often invoked by people who decide to fall back on argumentum ad populum without any actual evidence that their view is at all popular. The flaw with the phrase is obvious: if the majority is silent, then how can one identify its views?"
Most of my friends like the Garden Bridge...
Karen007 wrote:Thank you for the link to the Lambeth planning application. Does anyone have one for Westminster? Refusal by either council would stop the bridge happening...?
qwerty wrote:There is a certain degree of apathy all round when it comes to voting for something important. The 'silent minority' can in no way indicate support for the bridge; there is no evidence to support this - it's merely an assumption.
However the fact that there is a campaign to stop it means that there are a few brave souls who are prepared to speak out when something feels intrinsically wrong.
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