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    Aug 28, 2011, 06:28 AM
    After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado.
    After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy
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    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
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    Aug 28, 2011, 07:13 AM
    Hello r:

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

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    Aug 28, 2011, 09:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by rocknggrl221 View Post
    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.


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    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?
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    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
    Loaded question
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    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
    Loaded question

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