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Unformatted text preview: that since he dreamt that he would win the lottery he would actually win it. He is being superstitious, and most of our superstitions are post hoc fallacies. 4. “The reason it’s raining so heavily today is because I forgot to bring my umbrella.” • Non sequitur : the non sequitur fallacy states that the writer’s conclusion is not necessarily a logical result of the facts. The writer’s conclusion here that it rained (RESULT) because he forgot his umbrella (FACT) is not a logical conclusion. 5. We should ban boxing, or else young men will be senselessly killed. • Either/or: the writer here tries to convince the readers that there are only two sides to the issue of boxing, we either ban it or young men will be senselessly killed....
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- Spring '10
- English, Writer, Ad hominem, Logical Fallacies Quiz