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Invalid Heuristic Fallacy

DISCLAIMER
1. I did not research or proof read this
2. I pondered on this whilst in a queue, planned to jot it down in the morning but day was busy. So I might have lost some parts of the initial concept I had.
3. I am sharing to hear if this fallacy can be validated by others and if we can add and expand on it if it holds true.

Invalid Heuristic Fallacy Definition

Significant majority of people in “Group X” achieve consistently “Result Y”. Therefore though observation and analysis of data conclude that the heuristic holds true, i.e. to achieve “Result Y” you need to belong to “Group X”.

This fallacy argues that although everything in the data supports the heuristic, i.e. to achieve “Y” you must be member of “X”, the relationship between “X” ad “Y” is nonsensical as “Result Y” can be achieved by objects outside “Group X”.

Examples
1. It takes hardship / struggle to achieve any level of success (personally defined).

2. Black males are corrupt, thieves and incompetent (or violent).

3. Muslims are terrorists.

4. White people know how to manage money.

5. To be a successful basketball player you must be 6 feet tall.

6. White people are racist.

Help

* Can you think of anything that validates or invalidates this (Tweet me @TefoMohapi)

* Perhaps I am thinking and talking nonsense, in which case do let me know too so as I get the necessary psychological help ;-)




TBT

Throwback, November 2013 at the Market Theater with younger sister after Tumi Molekane gave us a listening “sneak peek” into his upcoming album #RobTheChurch

TBT

Throwback, November 2013 at the Market Theater with younger sister after Tumi Molekane gave us a listening “sneak peek” into his upcoming album #RobTheChurch

School’s out. Just been schooled by Dr. Michio Kakau.

 (at Sandton Convention Centre)

School’s out. Just been schooled by Dr. Michio Kakau.

(at Sandton Convention Centre)

#IGFGauteng

Internet Governance Forum is a United Nations and DotAfrica initiative.

#IGFGauteng

Internet Governance Forum is a United Nations and DotAfrica initiative.

Join myself and other speakers / panelists at Wits University’s Professional Development Hub (Johannesburg) for the Gauteng Internet Governance Forum’s event titled:

 “Internet Governance in South Africa: Building a Multi-stakeholder Collaboration”

The event runs on Thursday and Friday, 24 to 25 July 2014.

#IGFGauteng

#openandacce – View on Path.

Join myself and other speakers / panelists at Wits University’s Professional Development Hub (Johannesburg) for the Gauteng Internet Governance Forum’s event titled:

“Internet Governance in South Africa: Building a Multi-stakeholder Collaboration”

The event runs on Thursday and Friday, 24 to 25 July 2014.

#IGFGauteng

#openandacce – View on Path.

Smoking. Not mine. I want.

#HarleyDavidson

Smoking. Not mine. I want.

#HarleyDavidson

Thought via Path

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David Moyes - Chosen One

Luiz Felipe Scolari - Seven One – Read on Path.