Black swan fallacy

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The '''black swan fallacy''' is one in which the arguer ignores contradictory evidence on the basis of past experience.
 
The '''black swan fallacy''' is one in which the arguer ignores contradictory evidence on the basis of past experience.
  

Latest revision as of 03:44, 10 February 2011

The black swan fallacy is one in which the arguer ignores contradictory evidence on the basis of past experience.

Example

  • A: All of the swans I have ever seen have been white. Therefore, all swans are white.
  • B: Here's a black swan.
  • A: All swans are white, therefore that can't be a swan.

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