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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:15 AM

Need your help again on a phrase/word

what is the proper word used to describe a false condition? ie The sky is blue today, it is a nice day therefore blue skies create nice days.
Sorry but this old brain just doesn't work as good anymore. dammit!

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Reply Need your help again on a phrase/word (Original post)
tiredtoo Jun 2013 OP
raccoon Jun 2013 #1
HardTimes99 Jun 2013 #2
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2013 #3
HardTimes99 Jun 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #7
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2013 #8
Recursion Jun 2013 #5
raccoon Jun 2013 #6
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2013 #9

Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:17 AM

1. "Correlation doesn't mean causation?" nt

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:17 AM

2. "False Syllogism"? - nt

 

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:18 AM

3. Fallacy? n/t

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:22 AM

4. You have nailed it, proving you are neither 'smarmy' nor a 'doofus' :) - nt

 

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Response to HardTimes99 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:27 AM

7. false equivalence.

 

A good vocabulary does not disqualify one from being either a doofus or smarmy.

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Response to HardTimes99 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:32 AM

8. Logically speaking, I don't think it does, but thanks anyway. I'll take a compliment....

 

... where I can get it these days.

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:25 AM

5. In logic class we called that a false inference, in this case "IAA"

Going from a particular affirmative major premise (I) through a universal affirmative minor premise (A) to a universal affirmative conclusion (A). You can do AAA or AII, but not IAA or IIA.

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 AM

6. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Latin for "after this, therefore because of this",

is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states "Since that event followed this one, that event must have been caused by this one."

(wikipedia)

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Response to raccoon (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:33 AM

9. Veritas. n/t

 

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