Affirming a disjunct

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#Choice of Religion
#Choice of Religion
## Either the [[Muslim]] [[god]] is real or the [[Christian]] god is real
## Either God is the [[Muslim]] [[god]] or he is the [[Christian]] god.
## The Christian god is real
## God is the Christian god
## Thus, the Muslim god is not real
## Thus, God is not the Muslim god
[[Category:Logical fallacies]]
[[Category:Logical fallacies]]

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Affirming a disjunct is a form of logical fallacy where an alternative possibility is rejected because the first is accepted, even if both are accurate. The problem with this fallacy is typically an underlying misunderstanding that establishes a false dichotomy.

Formal Construction

  • A or B
  • A
  • Therefore, it's not B


  1. Evolution
    1. Evolution is either a theory or a fact
    2. Evolution is a theory
    3. Thus, Evolution is not a fact
  1. Choice of Religion
    1. Either God is the Muslim god or he is the Christian god.
    2. God is the Christian god
    3. Thus, God is not the Muslim god
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