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Q: After the asteroid hit the earth , there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado " might commit which fallacy? Appeal to popularity, Begging the question , false cause, or loaded question
A: After the asteroid hit the earth, there was a tornado. So the asteroid caused the tornado" might commit which fallacy The fallacy is one of many that belong to the non sequitur group (does not follow). [ Perhaps you can work out the specific fallacy from the following information provided. 1. If A (asteroid) then T( tornado) 2. T 3. Therefore A was the cause. Even though 1 and 2 are true
from an observational point of view the conclusion (3) is invalid because it is assuming that A was cause of T. Just as an aside...If you are really interested in cause and effect you might like to google necessary, sufficient and contributing causes ( ]
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