Argumentum ad lapidem (Appeal to the stone fallacy)

This is a fallacy that consists in dismissing a statement as absurd without giving proof of its absurdity.

Example:

Person 1: Smoking causes cancer
Person 2: That’s absurd!
Person 1: How so?
Person 2: It just obviously is

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