post hoc : Java Glossary


post hoc

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. It means, After this, therefore because of this. In plainer language: Event B follows Event A, so B must be the direct result of A. It is a classic fallacy in logic. For example, someone notices a child getting autism after having a vaccine shot. They leap to the conclusion the vaccine caused the autism. If nearly everyone is vaccinated, you can then blame everything, even hang nails on the vaccine. Cave people may have noticed that pregnancy often occured after a young man gave a young women some meat, and concluded the gift of meat caused pregnancy.

This page is posted
on the web at:

Optional Replicator mirror
on local hard disk J:

Canadian Mind Products
Please the feedback from other visitors, or your own feedback about the site.
Contact Roedy. Please feel free to link to this page without explicit permission.

Your face IP:[]
You are visitor number