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What type of logical fallacy is this?
More and more young people are attending high schools and colleges today than ever before. Yet there is more juvenile delinquency and more alienation among the young. This makes it clear that these young people are being corrupted by their education.



1. Red Herring
B. Bandwagon
C. Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
D. Non Sequitur

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc-post hoc ergo propter hoc, latin for after this, therefore because of this, is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states, since that event followed this one, that event must have been caused by this one. it is often shortened to simply post hoc and is also sometimes referred to as false cause, coincidental correlation, or correlation not causation. it is subtly different from the fallacy cum hoc ergo propter hoc, in which the chronological ordering of a correlation is insignificant.

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