We fund that these people constantly appeals to individuals like lawyers , (Basiago) to give testimony of pseudo-scientific "knowledge". This logical fallacy is called Argumentum ad Verecundiam (see below please. Thanks for your interest in RATIONAL UFOLOGY.
|I. Argumentum ad Verecundiam: (authority) the fallacy of appealing to the testimony of an authority outside his special field. Anyone can give opinions or advice; the fallacy only occurs when the reason for assenting to the conclusion is based on following the improper authority.|
|A. Occasionally, this argument is called the "argument from prestige" and is based on the belief that prestigious people cannot be wrong. In these cases, the fallacy is best termed the "snob appeal" variety of the ad populum.|
|B. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the ad verecundiam and the ad populum (q.v., ad populum) when the authority cited is a group with status.|