Anecdotal Fallacy

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Using personal experience or an isolated example instead of a valid argument, especially to dismiss statistics.

Global warming? Yeah, right! It was a record low in my town today.

Often employed by the climate change deniers and snake oil salesmen, this fallacy takes a anectodalstatistical anomaly and inflates it into a planet-sized “proof”.

Smoking isn’t harmful. My grandfather smoked a pack a day and lived until 97

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