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Ignoring A Common Cause

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Definition

This fallacy is committed when someone argues that A caused B, when in fact C causes both A and B.

Examples

  • A doctor may conclude that a build up of bacteria is the cause of a patient's illness when in fact a virus has compromised the patient's immune system causing the patient's illness and the build up of bacteria.

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