One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
After this, therefore resulting from it: used to indicate that a causal relationship has erroneously been assumed from a merely sequential one.
- ‘The relevant fallacy is post hoc ergo propter hoc.’
- ‘When I say that post hoc ergo propter hoc is my favorite fallacy, I mean two things: first, I am a nerd, and second, I love that this simple phrase diagnoses so many logical and scientific missteps.’
- ‘The fallacy of Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc occurs when something is assumed to be the cause of an event merely because it happened before that event.’
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