Post Hoc Fallacy

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Post Hoc Fallacy
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:46:14 PM »
Definition of Post Hoc Fallacy : Post hoc  is a fallacy in which one event is said to be the cause of a later event simply because it occurred earlier. Also called the fallacy of false cause, faulty cause.
For example, suppose you bought a new necklace and wore it before your big history exam. You just happened to do really well on the exam, even though you didn't study much. You reason that your good luck necklace was the cause. There may be several other logical explanations, but you don't consider them.