This fallacy has been promoted in India to disguise a policy of inaction.
To prove the fallacy of said cargo cult, Olson goes into the numbers.
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.
Which brings me to the real point here: the entire premise of Mr. Rubin's moral question is built upon a fallacy.
The many who believe that human knowledge begins in the academy are guilty of the fallacy of “lecturing birds on how to fly.”
The child's fallacy is a type of all the blunders which are made on this subject.
Do not commit the fallacy of sitting down for a little rest.
In no branch of medicine or sociology is this fallacy more fruitful of error than in the domain of mental disease.
There is no need of a long explanation to show the fallacy of this idea.
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.)