specious argument

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an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious

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We've heard that before: the same specious argument adopted to "prove" a nonexistent link between Saddam and al-Qaeda.
The firearms industry looks forward to the Supreme Court putting to rest the specious argument that the Second Amendment is not an individual right," said Lawrence G.
The council says it did not want to deny the benefits of the fish oil to some of the kids, but since the benefits of fish oil have not been proved it is a specious argument.
In a complete turnaround, Dickson now bought this specious argument.
This is a specious argument, given that it is a long-held practice to take the fingerprints of suspects arrested for crimes of all kinds.
But so long as America's Japanese and European partners are politically unable to implement those structural reforms that would lift their rates of return, they resort to the specious argument that not capital inflows, but rather the U.
Marine scientists outside Japan are near unanimous in finding this a specious argument.
Hankins himself notes the somewhat specious argument mounted by Bruni to counter rumors of Aristotle's suicide by poison.
But massive numbers, real and imagined, cannot mask a specious argument.
The specious argument that the regulators put forth is that without such price regulation there would be no "affordable housing" in the area.
Possibly the tentative, often seemingly absent, "place" of some of these stories is the fact of not wanting the specious argument of why is it "there" and not "here," what's so interesting about "Dresden," why isn't Jim called Jack?
The increasingly specious argument for such "natural monopolies," Gilder contends, will become even more dubious when silicon cables enable photon-based messages to travel around the world at virtually no cost.
He has argued that Germany is largely responsible for the mass migration because of its prosperity, generous asylum policies and " until this weekend " open borders, and he has made the specious argument that as a Christian country, Hungary should not be made to take in a lot of Muslims.
She also questioned whether Chirillo's occupation creates jobs, a specious argument that does not invalidate Chirillo's opinions or her right to state them.