A logical fallacy
where an exception
to the generalization is applied
when the generalization itself should be used. People
often use this when they see something unfair in someone else's favor
and want to take advantage of it
Example: "Since you let Melissa, who was in a coma, miss work for a month, you should let everyone miss work for a month."
To prove the fallacy, state the generalization and show how the case in point was an exception.
is something different. In that case, the induction
itself is valid
but the sample size
is too small. Here, the induction is bad
because of known evidence to the contrary