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Logical Fallacy of Reversing Cause and Effect / Wrong Direction


 
 

Logical Fallacy of Reversing Cause and Effect / Wrong Direction

Reversing cause and effect 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 Reversing Cause and Effect / Wrong Direction occurs when two things happen together and the real cause is seen as the effect and the effect is seen as the cause. The cause and effect are swapped, what was thought to be the cause is actually the effect and what was thought to be the effect was actually the cause.

Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Reversing Cause and Effect / Wrong Direction

"The Bible’s account of the Genesis flood borrows from earlier myths. Over 270 cultures have flood myths, and they are surprisingly similar in many details, so the entire story is just a myth."

Actually, it's the other way around. The Biblical story is the one that God deliberately kept accurate, and we know that by Divine revelation. It would be expected that such a momentous event would be remembered by many cultures. To say that, because there are many witnesses, the flood never happened defies all reason.

"It is often claimed that poverty causes crime, but the cause and effect has never been proven."

Most poor people are not criminals. It could well be that crime causes or intensifies poverty for the criminal and those around the criminal.

 



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