Cherry picking is a type of fallacy in which the agent selects evidence favorable to her or his position. A person who is passionate about a topic may be unaware that he or she is committing it.


Synonym: fallacy of incomplete evidence


Features of cherry picking:

(1) The person selects only that evidence that supports his or her position or belief.

(2) The person ignores, discounts or suppresses evidence that does not support his or her position or belief.


This is a type of selection bias.


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