Unformatted text preview: B. Cause- effect: a statement indicating what caused an observed effect. was this the only cause or the major cause? could this cause generate effect? what evidence establishes a casual link? BEWARE: A false cause (post hoc fallacy) occurs when (1) we argue that since B followed A, A must have caused B or (2) co i n C. Hypothesis or facts: a statement that explains best the available evidence how frequent is this hypothesis with this evidence? are facts sufficient to warrant this claim? what evidence would make this hypothesis more or less convincing? the smoking gun...
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- Spring '07
- Logic, Causality, Correlation does not imply causation, Inductive argumentative patterns, B. Cause- effect