The problem with false equivalence

  • The equivalenceexaggeratesthedegreeof similarity.I.e, stating that two people share a specific personality trait, but ignoring that they differ in other aspects of this trait.
  • The equivalenceexaggeratestheimportanceof the similarity.I.e, focusing on a personality trait that two people share while ignoring that many other people also share this trait.
  • The equivalenceignores important differences.
  • The equivalenceignoresdifferences inorders of magnitude. 

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