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What is a false-causality fallacy?


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2010-01-28 13:39:44
2010-01-28 13:39:44

The fallacy is that an event or action influences another that is not reasonably related.

Ex.: "There were many strangers in the room, so naturally they began to argue."

" We were robbed right after that family moved in, so they must be the culprits."

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The adjective form of the word 'fallacy' is fallacious.

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A fallacy is a statement that is in error or not correct. "The earth is flat" is a fallacy.

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Fallacy means a false belief. His fallacy is that he thinks he's invincible.

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The origin of the word fallacy dates back to 1350-1400. The word fallacy means deceptive or misleading. As a simple example, when one says the world is flat it is a complete fallacy.


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