The Post Hoc Fallacy: Vaccine Fears and Roosevelt-Menacing Indians

by | Apr 18, 2015 | Folklore, Magic and witchcraft, Psychology, Skepticism | 0 comments

I recently read Candice Miller’s book The River of Doubt, about Theodore Roosevelt’s 1914 exploration of an unknown river in the Brazilian Amazon. It’s a fascinating story of adventure, misadventure, murder, and more. In the book I also found an excellent real-life example of one of my favorite logical fallacies:post hoc ergo propter hoc, also called faulty causation…. You can find the article HERE. 


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