Post hoc ergo propter hoc


 
Name of fallacy Post hoc ergo propter hoc
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Type Inductive Argument, Informal Argument
Description Argues that when there are two events one after the other then the second event must have been caused by the first.
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Treatment Dealt with by by finding evidence that disproved the causal relationship or proposing an alternative causal mechanism and experimentally testing the proposed mechanism

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