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Logical Fallacy of Ion / Regression Fallacy


 
 

Logical Fallacy of Ion / Regression Fallacy

Ion is one of the many smokescreens that are used to cover the fact that the reasoning is based on one of the three fallacies of Agrippa's trilemma. Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regress, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This problem is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known without Divine revelation; however, that is not true. There is no reason to trust either logic or math without Divine revelation. Science is also limited to the pragmatic because of the weakness on human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma.

The Logical Fallacy of Ion / Regression Fallacy occurs when cause is claimed when none exists in reality. It is a failure to acknowledge natural fluctuations, and it is a particular type of post hoc fallacy. This fallacy applies to such things as golf scores, the earth's temperature, and chronic back pain. In medicine, the natural regression toward the mean makes it difficult to know whether a given treatment is the cause for improvement. Ion is a particular kind of post hoc fallacy.

Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Ion / Regression Fallacy

It is often difficult to prove whether seeing a doctor helps, since there is a natural tendency of the body to heal itself.

It is often difficult to prove whether a certain medicine helps, since there is a natural tendency of the body to heal itself.

It is often difficult to prove whether vitamin supplement helps, since there is a natural tendency of the body to heal itself.

Fallacy Abuse

Rocky: "I called for the elders according to James 5 in the Bible, and they prayed for my wife, and she was healed."

Sandra: "That would be impossible to tell whether the prayer had anything to do with it. There is a natural regression toward the mean, so she would have been healed anyway."

Rocky's wife was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by two doctors. This was confirmed by x-ray in both cases. The vertebrae had grown to impinge on the nerves in the spine so that she could no longer dress herself. The doctors gave no hope. After prayer, two people in the church service said that they saw visions of the bone spurs dissolving. The pain was gone completely in a few days. When the pain left, she returned to the doctor who couldn't believe it. He x-rayed her again, then came out with the before and after x-rays and said, "I don't know what happened to the bone spurs, but their gone now." (This is a true account.)

Sandra has a Naturalistic worldview. This is that way that she suppresses the truth about God in her innermost mind. Since she has created and maintained this worldview/fake reality, it seems more real to her than real reality. Miracles now seem unreal to Sandra. This has led her to dismiss a valid explanation.

 



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