Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

July 23, 2012 No Comments

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took a sip of my drink and right afterward, the Red Sox scored a run. I’ll take another sip to make them score again!)

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