What is Galileo Gambit? [Explained]

The “Galileo Gambit” (also known as the “Galileo Fallacy”) refers to a rhetorical strategy or logical fallacy where someone claims that if their ideas or theories are ridiculed or rejected by the mainstream, then they must be correct, or at least worthy of serious consideration because Galileo Galilei faced similar criticism and was later vindicated.

No, you don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!’ …