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What type of fallacy game is this?
Gerda Reith is convinced that superstition can be a positive force. It gives you a sense of control by making you think you can work out whats going to happen next, she says. And it also makes you feel lucky. And to take a risk or to enter into a chancy situation, you really have to believe in your own luck. In that sense, its a very useful way of thinking, because the alternative is fatalism, which is to say, Oh, there's nothing I can do. At least superstition makes people do things.



1. Red Herring
B. Weak Analogy
C. Equivocation
D. Either/or fallacy

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Asked by Profallenberry, Last updated: Feb 15, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 17, 2017

Either/or fallacy

The problem with this fallacy is not formal, but is found in its disjunctiveeither-orpremise: an argument of this type is fallacious when its disjunctive premise is fallaciously supported.
 

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