This fallacy ignores history in such a blatant manner that it borders on the dangerously unwise if not the unconscionable.
To prove the fallacy of said cargo cult, Olson goes into the numbers.
The other fallacy was that the red-blue divide was all about the culture war.
Which brings me to the real point here: the entire premise of Mr. Rubin's moral question is built upon a fallacy.
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.
The child's fallacy is a type of all the blunders which are made on this subject.
The term "matriarchate" encouraged this fallacy and has gone out of use.
In no branch of medicine or sociology is this fallacy more fruitful of error than in the domain of mental disease.
But in the light of what has been said, this statement needs but be made to prove its fallacy.
Certainly, the fallacy of counting on vertical steel to carry load, in addition to the concrete, has been abundantly shown.
late 15c., "deception, false statement," from Latin fallacia "deception," noun of quality from fallax (genitive fallacis) "deceptive," from fallere "deceive" (see fail (v.)). Specific sense in logic dates from 1550s. An earlier form was fallace (c.1300), from Old French fallace.
A false or mistaken idea based on faulty knowledge or reasoning. For example, kings who have divorced their wives for failing to produce a son have held to the fallacy that a mother determines the sex of a child, when actually the father does. (See sex chromosomes.)