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Slothful Induction

September 21st, 2009

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Slothful Induction

classification : informal – inductive fallacies

An inductive argument remains denied despite evidence to the contrary.


An induction fallacy where the conclusion is denied despite strong inductive evidence. Although they might be right, they are probably not and more proof is necessary to show that they are.


You can try it, but it probably won’t work.

Robert has had 10 car accidents in the last six months, yet he insists that it is just a coincidence and not his fault.

Other Names

Bonehead Maneuver

Determined Ignorance

Fallacy of Exclusion

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