Types of Evidence

These are types of evidence. I am giving you examples of them, not just definitions.


Fact: “No one can escape the effects of gravity without help.”
Example/Anecdote: “There was this one guy who jumped off a building…gravity took him.”
Opinion: “Gravity will likely kill everything eventually.”
Analogy: “If you were gravity, what would you do?”
Authority: “Dr. Fallsalot has found that gravity can be very painful when used improperly.”
Shared Belief: “We all know that when things go up, they must come down eventually.”
Causal Relationship: “Gravity caused the apple to fall, leading to Newton’s life work.”