A logical fallacy
in which an explanation
is given to explain some phenomenon
, but the explanation is false
because the phenomenon doesn't actually happen
. Although this can be a fun game
, it has no place in logical argument
Example: "The reason i'm so popular is that i'm nice to everyone." False, because i'm unpopular.
To prove the fallacy, identify the phenomenon and show that there's no reason to believe it actually occurred.