Assumption from chronology

From Issuepedia
Revision as of 16:37, 4 April 2014 by Woozle (talk | contribs) (Created page with "<hide> page type::article thing type::logical fallacy type of::false cause attribution category:logical fallacies </hide> ==About== An [[assumption from chrono...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

About

An assumption from chronology is the assumption or implication that a later event must have been caused by an earlier one merely because of the order in which they occurred. This is more widely known as post hoc, ergo propter hoc (Latin: literally "after this, therefore because of this").

This reasoning is usually employed as an assumption rather than an explicit claim, since it is obviously invalid once examined consciously.

It is a specific type of false cause attribution.

Links

Reference

  • Wikipedia
  • Conservapedia (stub article as of 2014-04-04): "Liberals use this fallacy frequently. For example, they use the fact that Barack Hussein Obama was elected, and then the economy allegedly started to recover to show that Obama's election caused the economy to recover, which is complete nonsense."
  • RationalWiki