History Main / FallacyOfComposition

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]]
10th Jun '16 8:56:12 PM DrKoreshTHC
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** Of course, global warming believers do the exact same thing when they claim that any unseasonably warm--or unseasonably cool--weather anywhere, at any time, is evidence of global warming or climate change.

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** Of course, global warming believers do the exact same thing when they 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.
31st Mar '16 4:05:31 PM Josef5678
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* ''Film/WildWildWest''. WillSmith and Barry Sonnenfield were a great team with ''Film/MenInBlack'', so any movie made by this pair will be a hit.

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* ''Film/WildWildWest''. WillSmith Creator/WillSmith and Barry Sonnenfield were a great team with ''Film/MenInBlack'', so any movie made by this pair will be a hit.



* WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation: Yahtzee tries to combine his two favorite foods, Cadbury Chocolate Eggs with Branston Pickles, and finds the result inedible.

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* WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation: ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': Yahtzee tries to combine his two favorite foods, Cadbury Chocolate Eggs with Branston Pickles, and finds the result inedible.



* TheSimpsons - Sideshow Bob's plan to kill Bart at Five Corners


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* TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Sideshow Bob's plan to kill Bart at Five Corners




* Internet filters rely on this trope. Imagine why Pakistan blocked ''all'' of {{Facebook}} because of just one group.

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* Internet filters rely on this trope. Imagine why Pakistan blocked ''all'' of {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} because of just one group.
10th Nov '15 5:18:44 PM dotchan
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* WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation: Yahtzee tries to combine his two favorite foods, Cadbury Chocolate Eggs with Branston Pickles, and finds the result inedible.
4th Aug '15 8:49:03 PM Oddstar6
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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 7 research papers predicted cooling to about 44 for warming in the 60s and 70s[[/note]].70s[[/note]].
** Of course, global warming believers do the exact same thing when they claim that any unseasonably warm--or unseasonably cool--weather anywhere, at any time, is evidence of global warming or climate change.
14th Jul '15 11:31:55 AM CareerKnight
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* Global warming deniers make this fallacy when they claim that cold weather during the winter disproves global warming. Of course, it can be very cold, even unusually so, in one area and still have a mean rise in global temperature. To say otherwise is like saying you can't run a fever and have cold feet at the same time.

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* Global warming deniers make this fallacy when they claim that cold weather during the winter disproves global warming. Of course, it can be very cold, even unusually so, in one area and still have a mean rise in global temperature. To say otherwise is like saying you can't run a fever and have cold feet at the same time.time.
** 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]].
13th Jun '15 8:35:46 PM Prfnoff
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* Any artistic endeavours which employ [[DreamTeam several superstars within their respective fields]] and hope the lightning strikes again can fall prey to this trope. For one example, the game ''ShadowsOfTheDamned'' features the work of three famous Japanese developers. The result, while positively received, was not considered a gift from the gaming gods. Likewise, David Hayter, Dave Gibbons ([[DisownedAdaptation not Alan Moore, though]]), and Zack Snyder put out the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie and received similarly lukewarm reviews.

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* Any artistic endeavours which employ [[DreamTeam several superstars within their respective fields]] and hope the lightning strikes again can fall prey to this trope. For one example, the game ''ShadowsOfTheDamned'' ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'' features the work of three famous Japanese developers. The result, while positively received, was not considered a gift from the gaming gods. Likewise, David Hayter, Dave Gibbons ([[DisownedAdaptation not Alan Moore, though]]), and Zack Snyder put out the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie and received similarly lukewarm reviews.
11th Mar '15 6:58:09 AM EstimatedProphet
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_thrift Paradox of Thrift]] is an economic concept based on this. The fallacy assumes that typically, it is better for an individual to save, increasing his/her financial capital, allowing that individual to invest and improve his/her lot. But if everyone saves, then because no one is consuming, businesses have to contract and lay off workers, slowing the economy and making everyone worse off. What's good for the individual (saving) isn't good for the economy in the aggregate.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_thrift Paradox of Thrift]] is an economic concept based on this. The fallacy assumes that typically, it is better for an individual to save, increasing his/her financial capital, allowing that individual to invest and improve his/her lot. But if everyone saves, then because no one is consuming, businesses have to contract and lay off workers, slowing the economy and making everyone worse off. What's good for the individual (saving) isn't good for the economy in the aggregate.aggregate.
* Global warming deniers make this fallacy when they claim that cold weather during the winter disproves global warming. Of course, it can be very cold, even unusually so, in one area and still have a mean rise in global temperature. To say otherwise is like saying you can't run a fever and have cold feet at the same time.
14th Oct '14 8:48:03 AM chc232323
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*** A pound of gold weighs less than a pound of feathers because gold is measured in troy weight.
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