Fallacy of the Single Cause

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Causal oversimplification


It is assumed that there is one, simple cause of an outcome when in reality it may have been caused by a number of only jointly sufficient causes.


- I've lost ten pounds since I started using HexatrimTM weight loss supplements. This stuff works great!

- You also improved your diet, started going to the gym three times per week, and sleeping more. I'm not sure the supplements had anything to do with it.

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