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fallacy

fa luh see

  • n  a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

  • My concern is that we're looking at the stock market as an indicator of self-correction, and I think that's a fallacy.
  • But that common fallacy nevertheless captures an important metaphorical truth: whatever the perils it brings with it, a crisis can be a grand opportunity.
  • Perhaps the biggest fallacy in this debate is the notion that elections were perfect before Congress decided to hold them on computers.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Bay Bulletin
  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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
    June 9, 2013 - PRWeb
Quotes

  • Abu Omar al-Baghdadi in 940 News
    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.
  • Carly Fiorina in CNN
    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...
  • Lance Berkman in USA Today
    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."

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