Refraction (Bent Thinking) #10

False Cause (Post Hoc): Asserting a causal relationship between two specific past events without any evidence for such a relationship. Refutation: Anyone can claim that one event in the past caused a later event.  To claim a cause and effect relationship between past events, you need hard evidence, not rhetoric. Example: Adam: Betty, the widespread problem of rape today must be a result of contraceptive use because the sharp rise in the number of rapes occurred right after the pill was introduced.

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