fallacy


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an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

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Or if you've stayed in a relationship long after you knew it was going wrong because you've been together for so long, you have fallen prey to the sunk cost fallacy.
Any individual or group investing as much time, money, social effort, and emotional labour into a marriage as Pakistanis, is dangerously susceptible to the sunk-cost fallacy. We are afraid to admit that a relationship is over, because it would inundate the combined efforts of a wife, her husband, her parents and in-laws, aunties and uncles, and 600 other people who danced their wedding to life.
Ecological Fallacy #2: There Are Limited Opportunities for Leadership in Environmental Health
This fallacy looks to be instinctively hardwired in your system.
A fallacy is an erroneous or an incorrect reasoning.9 It is also called as a defect in the argument defines.
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Fallacy 3: Success of foreign firms always helps foreign countries, success of US firms always helps the US economy.
Synopsis: "Texan Identities: Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History" collaborative compiled and co-edited by Light Townsend Cummins (the Guy M.
Briggs states that an entire branch of statistics, hypothesis testing, is built around the worst fallacy, the "We-Have-To-Do-Something Fallacy"
The authors break down these reasons into pithy, bite-size sayings, such as in chapter 1 when they write that "the arrogant collect information, not so much to search for truth, but to reinforce their prejudices." Offering models such as Socrates, Sam Walton, Martin Luther King Jr., and more, the authors move through their topics with quotes, examples, and neat wrap-ups that drive home each fallacy.
By 1811, he had sorted them into nearly 50 different types, with titles like "Attack us, you attack Government," the "No precedent argument," and the "Good in theory, bad in practice" fallacy. (One thing on which both Immanuel Kant and Bentham agree is that this last example is a fallacy: If something is bad in practice, there must be a flaw in the theory.)
Lottery ticket buyers tend to purchase tickets with numbers which have not recently won, in accordance with previous evidence of the Gambler's Fallacy in lottery sales (Clotfelter and Cook 1993; Terrell 1994).
This video explains the first fallacy in the list, the "Black & White" fallacy, otherwise known as "Either-Or" or "False Dilemma."
In a random sequence like tossing a coin, a run of one event (heads) makes people think the other outcome (tails) is due next; this is known as the 'gambler's fallacy'.
Thank goodness for The Soul Fallacy. With patience, good nature, and relentless rationality, Julien Musolino shows that we humans are a part of the natural world and subject to its comprehensible laws.