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  Birthday Fallacy: The birthday fallacy is a

fallacious argument in which the second proposition follows from the first when in actuality it does not. The birthday fallacy is shown in this argument: (1) Every person has a birthday - a day on which he or she was born (2) There is a single day that is everybody's birthday. The first proposition does not deductively lead to the second proposition. The birthday fallacy is a fallacy due to its logical structure. It commits a mistake in its reasoning which makes the argument persuasive but invalid because fallacious arguments do not provide a guarantee that the conclusion is true.  

Question:   Why is it a fallacy? Can you provide a counter-example to further explain why the birthday fallacy makes an argument invalid.         

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