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SOPHISM

SOPHISM

False reasoning despite an appearance of truth. The argumentation may appear to be correct, but in reality is not correct at all.

EXAMPLE

In a debate

"Climate change is supposed to be a rise in temperature, but today it's very cold, so a priori there's no climate change."

In this example, we're comparing weather, which is something we consider in the short term, that can change from day to day, with climate, which is something we observe in the long term, over several decades. The argument is therefore invalid.

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