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Definition of Fallacy


  1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  2. An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.

Fallacy Quotations

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
Benito Mussolini

I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get.
Buddy Rich

You can't recover memories of a missing event. That's a fallacy.
Betty Hill

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
Douglas Haig

Except for some effects that I attribute mostly to age, my intuitive thinking is just as prone to overconfidence, extreme predictions, and the planning fallacy as it was before I made a study of these issues.
Daniel Kahneman
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Fallacy Translations

fallacy in Norwegian is feilslutning
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