post hoc ergo propter hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Once introduced to some amateur psychology, there’s no turning back. We seem to be wired to draw causative connections between events, but this shortcut is easier said than spotted. Post hoc ergo propter hoc is Latin-ish for “After this, therefore because of this” and forms the basis of all superstition.
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Post hoc ergo propter hoc

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