The Psychologist’s Fallacy: Why It’s Wrong to Assume that Your Interpretation is Right

  The psychologist’s fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when an external observer assumes that their subjective interpretation of an event represents the objective nature of that event. For example, the psychologist’s fallacy occurs when a psychologist assumes that their interpretation of why a patient acted the way that they did must be true. …

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The Fallacy Fallacy: Why Fallacious Arguments Can Have Right Conclusions

  The fallacy fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when someone assumes that if an argument contains a logical fallacy, then its conclusion must necessarily be wrong. For example, consider a situation where someone claims that a certain medical treatment is preferable to an alternative simply because it’s perceived as more “natural”, and someone …

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The Divine Fallacy: When People Assume that ‘God’ is the Only Explanation

  The divine fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when someone assumes that a certain phenomenon must occur as a result of divine intervention or a supernatural force, either because they don’t know how to explain it otherwise, or because they can’t imagine that this isn’t the case. For example, if someone doesn’t understand how …

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