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Which flaw in thinking is outlined below? "Naturally, I got fired today. My horoscope told me I was going to have a financial set back. The stars were against me."



A. Non sequitur
B. Slippery slope
C. Faulty cause
D. Red herring
E. Tu quoquo

This question is part of Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking
Asked by Rtyrrell, Last updated: Aug 08, 2019

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L. Hawkes

L. HawkesTeacher, Memphis
Teacher, Memphis

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Faulty cause. A fallacy is a statement based on the unsound logic. There are many fallacies, and the faulty cause is one of them. A fault cause occurs when one states that because A happened, B occurred.

An example is, I wear pink every Friday. Last Friday, I decided to wear red, and it was a horrible day. If I had worn pink, it would have been a good day like the rest. This example is blaming the color of clothes as to while they had a bad day, which is not logical.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 03, 2017

Faulty cause
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