Association Fallacy

Other Names

Guilt by Association, Honor by Association


Arguing that because two things share a property they are the same or are interchangeable.


Boss: John, I need you to analyze this sample in the mass spectrometer.

John: Steve is the analyst. I don't know how to use the mass spectrometer. I'm only the janitor.

Boss: You both wear glasses. I thought you were smart.

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