Definition saying that because one event precedes

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the same time, Ritalin causes obesity. Definition: Saying that because one event precedes another in time, it causes a second event. Also known as “correlation does not equal causation.”
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Fallacy: Either/Or Reasoning Example: Parents should either let their children get fat by eating fast food all the time or never let them eat fast food. The choice is obvious. Definition: An author limits the solution to two possible choices, instead of allowing for complex possibilities.
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Fallacy: Hasty Generalization Example: A recent study showed that kids who are getting more obese also happen, on average, to watch 4 hours of TV a day. Therefore, to solve the problem, no children should watch TV. Definition: When a writer draws a conclusion based on too little evidence or from unrepresentative evidence. He or she fails to search for additional information or evidence and consider other possibilities (also known as jumping to conclusions).
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Fallacy: False Analogy Example: The battle against obesity is a war against children. Don’t fight your children, love them! Definition: When an author makes a comparison between things, events, or people that is unfair or misleading. The differences might be bigger than the similarities.
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Fallacy: Begging the Question Example: There’s no childhood obesity problem
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