“The past is antiquated
You must be progressive.”
“The past as wonderful,
The new-fangled fads are
A sign of decadence”
To do this vividly,
we use pictures whenever possible.
And top do it
we use the clearest language
man has invented:
>"The Education of T.C. Mits: What modern mathematics means to you" by Lillian R. Lieber
>The ad populum fallacy is the appeal to the popularity of a claim as a reason for accepting it.
Example 1: The number of people who believe a claim is irrelevant to its truth. Fifty million people can be wrong.
Example 2: There was a time in history when the majority of people believed that the Earth is flat and motionless.