Refraction (Bent Thinking) #82

  1. Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy – improperly asserting a cause to explain a cluster of data. Refutation:  The cluster may well be the result of chance, in which case it was not caused by anything.   Example:  The number of cases of disease cancer in Metropolis is greater than would be expected by chance. Metropolis has a factory which has released amounts of chemical agent X into the environment. Therefore, agent X causes cancer.
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