Talk:Perfect solution fallacy

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This is the archived discussion of a redirected talk page. Please see:Talk:Nirvana fallacy


The Willie Horton ads and welfare queen myths (both of which also used emotional appeals) may have been examples of this fallacy in real life.

How did the Willie Horton ads use the perfect solution fallacy? The point of the ads and the use of the issue in general was that giving temporary unsupervised releases to inmates serving life without parole was a poor policy. Ellsworth 21:02, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I don't really thinkg that the Willie Horton ads were examples of the perfect solution fallacy, but they were definitely examples of [misleading vividness]. --Hisownspace 04:13, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

Hi all. I'm having a hard time over on Nirvana fallacy getting enough info to feel comfortable merging it into this article. The merge proposal is here. I'm tempted to be bold and just do it, but I wanted to drop a line here first and make sure everyone gets to contribute their feedback. Main issues:

  • Is there any sort of authoritative source that suggests perfect solution is more well known than nirvana fallacy? I have only my lack of familiarity with the term “Nirvana fallacy” and the fact that I have heard of the “Perfect solution fallacy” off of which to base my decision
  • How exactly to merge the information

Thanks! Scj2315 (talk) 21:57, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Definitely merge them. I knew them both equally well, so I wonder if it might be better to put them both under the title "Nirvana Fallacy", cause that's a more interesting name. I mean, "Perfect solution fallacy", that's not really a name, that's just a literal description. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mithcoriel (talkcontribs) 15:55, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
I've just got some google stats on the candidate name for the merge article. Would you like to come and discuss here? - Pointillist (talk) 16:56, 20 July 2009 (UTC)