Fallacy icon - Cherry picking

Name Description Example
Cherry picking Carefully selecting data that appear to confirm one position while ignoring other data that contradicts that position. “Global warming stopped in 1998.”

Learn more about the fallacies in this graphics category in the blog post A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial

Related graphics

Cranky Cartoon (EN) - Healthy Food

Cranky Cartoon (EN) - Sinking Ship

Other languages

German definition (Rosinenpicken)

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Gesunde Ernährung

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Sinkendes Schiff

Dutch definition (Cherrypicking)

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Gezond Eten

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Zinkend Schip


Creative Commons License The Skeptical Science website by Skeptical Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.