A logical fallacy
where the cause
of an event
makes an insignificant contribution
compared to that of other causes. Note that if all
causes are equally insignificant
, then it is not a fallacy.
Example: "I knocked the building down by kicking it", ignoring the huge wrecking ball that hit it at the same time.
Unexample: "I helped defeat the Republicans and Democrats by voting for Jesse Ventura." You did help, because every vote carries the same weight.
To prove the fallacy, identify the more significant cause.