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23rd Mar '17 2:34:38 PM Josef5678
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23rd Mar '17 10:18:12 AM ironballs16
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\n* ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'' gives us this gem.
-->'''Nathan''': [[https://youtu.be/eqbn7oxXh38 Bleach is healthy, it's mostly water]]. And ''we're'' mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.

20th Mar '17 3:32:47 PM StarTropes
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* Creator/JimGaffigan points out how this doesn't make sense while explaining how EveryoneHatesFruitCakes.
--> "Fruit: good; cake: great; fruit cake: nasty crap."
17th Mar '17 7:16:19 AM Fighteer
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* This trope can be a result of AuthorAppeal. For example: ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is awesome. {{Goth}}s are awesome. Therefore [[Fanfic/MyImmortal a fanfic which combines them]] should be awesome.[[note]]FromACertainPointOfView, of course, said fic is ''totally awesome.''[[/note]]
23rd Dec '16 7:32:35 AM Gosicrystal
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** Of course, it is equally fallacious to claim that any single instance of unseasonably warm--or unseasonably cool--weather anywhere, at any time, is evidence of global warming or climate change.

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** Of course, it is equally fallacious to claim that any single instance of unseasonably warm--or unseasonably cool--weather anywhere, at any time, is evidence of global warming or climate change.change.
* The ubiquitous argument "If the president of this corporation is [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt]], then the whole corp is playing dirty". Believed by the masses when the higher ups are investigated or tried for any crime, even though it may have nothing to do with the other workers of the company.
27th Nov '16 2:26:51 PM Josef5678
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Sideshow Bob's plan to kill Bart at Five Corners


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27th Nov '16 11:59:50 AM chc232323
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27th Nov '16 11:59:18 AM chc232323
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* The story of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant Three Blind Men and the Elephant]]. Many versions exist, but here is a short version. Three blind men examine an elephant. The first grabs the trunk and says, "Ah! It's like a great snake!" The second grabs the leg and says, "No, it is like a great tree!" The third pushes the side and says, "No, it is more like a great wall!" Then the elephant tramples them, because elephants don't have any time for the fallacy of composition.
24th Jul '16 2:14:27 PM WillKeaton
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** They also use this when talking about climate change papers from the 60's and 70's predicting global cooling. Not only is this a case of not realizing that ScienceMarchesOn, but they conveniently ignore the fact that more papers published in that period predicted global warming instead of cooling[[note]]Around 7 research papers predicted cooling to about 44 for warming in the 60s and 70s[[/note]].

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** They also use this when talking about climate change papers from the 60's and 70's predicting global cooling. Not only is this a case of not realizing that ScienceMarchesOn, but they conveniently ignore the fact that more papers published in that period predicted global warming instead of cooling[[note]]Around cooling.[[note]]Around 7 research papers predicted cooling to about 44 for warming in the 60s and 70s[[/note]].70s.[[/note]]
24th Jul '16 2:14:01 PM WillKeaton
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!! '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_composition Fallacy of Composition]]''':

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!! '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_composition Fallacy of Composition]]''':Composition:]]'''



* This trope can be a result of AuthorAppeal. For example: ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is awesome. {{Goth}}s are awesome. Therefore [[Fanfic/MyImmortal a fanfic which combines them]] should be awesome[[note]]FromACertainPointOfView, of course, said fic is ''totally awesome''[[/note]].

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* This trope can be a result of AuthorAppeal. For example: ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is awesome. {{Goth}}s are awesome. Therefore [[Fanfic/MyImmortal a fanfic which combines them]] should be awesome[[note]]FromACertainPointOfView, awesome.[[note]]FromACertainPointOfView, of course, said fic is ''totally awesome''[[/note]].
awesome.''[[/note]]
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