fallacy


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an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

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Fallacy 4: To export, firms must sell to buyers in foreign countries.
If we do not get rid of the culture of political dynasty that rules this country, expect the ad mortuos fallacy to thrive well into the years to come.
Another fallacy popular both in Bentham's day and in ours is what he characterized as "What?
First, sellers generally tend to offer lottery number portfolios which are numerically dissimilar to recent winning tickets, thus appealing to buyers with Gambler's Fallacy beliefs.
All of the groups with the exception of the patients with insula damage reported a heightened motivation to play following near-misses in the slot machine game, and also fell prey to the gambler's fallacy in the roulette game.
My principal objection to Schmidtz's defense of private property is that he commits the fallacy of irrelevant alternatives.
The author's point in including this description of the fallacy is that it led Robert McNamara to make poor decisions based on flawed analysis about the progress of the Vietnam war thousands of miles away, and the same thinking deludes researchers into tracking a measurement that is not truly valuable in cancer survival.
He offers a suggested code of intellectual behavior to support critical thinking, then describes the nature and five criteria of a good argument, defining a fallacy as a violation of one of those criteria.
Unfortunately, the discussion of rhetorical effect introduces it as a problem--it is intrinsic to their definition of fallacy as an "argument pattern whose persuasive power greatly exceeds its probative worth.
The second fallacy is that Univision is perfect to cater to Latinos.
We might call this the Ennoblement Fallacy, which often plagues Dick scholarship; it happens when commentators think they have to demonstrate Dick's literary value by showing he is a respectable writer, and comparing him to the classics.
A cross sectional survey was conducted on 189 samples of undergraduates from three different disciplines, testing them on newly developed Informal Fallacy Reasoning Test (IFRI) and California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI).
With these new findings, evidence from ecological, case-control, and cohort studies are consistent; thus, an interesting question is whether there was an ecological fallacy.
Are there valid instances of the fallacy of affirmation of the consequent?
For the implication of this for collapsing stars, see the discussion of fallacy 4 below.