fallacy fallacy  /ˈfæ lə si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

Usage(s):

  1. Even till the last moment the bankers were clinging to the fallacy that bailout through treasury bonds will save their day.
  2. The conditions before the dreadful decision were harsh enough and it would be a fallacy to assume that this was a land of milk and honey before the crash took place.
  3. It would be a fallacy to think that ethnic minorities lived in peace and harmony.

News

  1. Letter: Cameras would make intersection safer

    The recent “thumbs down” to the city of Melbourne over the proposed installation of red-light cameras at U.S. 1 and Eau Gallie Boulevard exposes a common fallacy regarding opponents of such systems.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

  2. Seattle’s dating scene

    Gender roles Danielle Campoamor commits the amateur fallacy of extrapolating too much from her own experiences — she has scraped the bottom of the barrel when it comes to local men. [“Seattle’s dysfunctional dating scene,” Opinion, June 8.] More than that, her nostalgia for t
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Finance Acceleration Agrees with Charlie Munger’s Four Investment Tips

    Finance Acceleration disagrees with Yale Economist Robert Shiller that the American Dream is a fallacy, and offers investing tips from Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway. (PRWeb June 09, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/investment-tips-warren/buffet-charlie-munger/prweb10815286.htm
    on June 9, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Today we witness the fallacy of the western civilization and the renaissance of the Islamic giant," al-Baghdadi said in a half-hour audio file.
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: Abu Omar al-Baghdadi Source: 940 News

  2. "Well, I don't think John McCain could run a major corporation, I don't think Barack Obama could run a major corporation, I don't think Joe Biden could run a major corporation," Fiorina said. "It is a fallacy to suggest that the country is...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Carly Fiorina Source: CNN

  3. "Obviously, you've got to have some way," Houston outfielder Lance Berkman said. "I do know that the notion that guys will play harder, or not as hard, is a fallacy."
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Lance Berkman Source: USA Today

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