# After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado.

Asked Aug 28, 2011, 06:28 AM — 6 Answers
After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy

 Fr_Chuck Posts: 72,597, Reputation: 37026 Expert #2 Aug 28, 2011, 07:07 AM

Thank you for wanting someone else to do your homework.

We will be glad to discuss your answer. Give us your opinion and we can talk about it.

But again, it is like saying the sky is blue so bunny rabbits are white
 excon Posts: 20,998, Reputation: 15460 Expert #3 Aug 28, 2011, 07:13 AM
Hello r:

The asteroid WASN'T an asteroid when it hit the earth. It was a meteorite.

excon
 TUT317 Posts: 657, Reputation: 395 Senior Member #4 Aug 28, 2011, 09:51 PM
Quote:
 Originally Posted by rocknggrl221 After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy

The fallacy is one of many that belong to the non sequitur group (does not follow). Perhaps you can work out the specific fallacy from the following information provided.

1. If A (asteroid) then T( tornado)
2. T
3. Therefore A was the cause.

Even though 1 and 2 are true from an observational point of view the conclusion (3) is invalid because it is assuming that A was cause of T.

Just as an aside...If you are really interested in cause and effect you might like to google necessary, sufficient and contributing causes.

Tut
 rosa123 Posts: 3, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #5 Mar 18, 2012, 12:52 PM
After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy?
 rosa123 Posts: 3, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #6 Mar 18, 2012, 12:53 PM
After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy? (Points : 1)
Appeal to popularity
Begging the question
False cause
 rosa123 Posts: 3, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #7 Mar 18, 2012, 12:55 PM
After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy?
Appeal to popularity
Begging the question
False cause

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