Can you outsmart the apples and oranges fallacy? – Elizabeth Cox

Can you outsmart the apples and oranges fallacy? – Elizabeth Cox

Dig into the false analogy fallacy, which assumes that because two things share a characteristic, they must be alike in other respects.

It’s 1997. The United States Senate has called a hearing about global warming. Some expert witnesses point out that past periods in Earth’s history were warmer than the 20th century. Because such variations existed long before humans, they claim the current trend is also the result of natural variation. Can you spot the problem with this argument? Elizabeth Cox explores the false analogy fallacy.

Lesson by Elizabeth Cox, directed by TOGETHER.

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