Fallacy of composition
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The Fallacy of composition is the fallacy of concluding that something that is true of the parts is also true of the whole, or that something that is true of the whole is also true of the parts.
- If a man's genes are selfish, the man is also selfish.
- Every atom in my body is invisible to the naked eye. Therefore, I am invisible to the naked eye.
- In the Book of Acts, Luke's description of cities, countries and various customs is historically accurate. Therefore, everything in the Book of Acts is historically accurate.
- In 2011, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that "corporations are people", and defended this argument by saying that corporations are composed of people.