Friday, January 14, 2005

The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy 

I was doing a little light reading in Wikipedia and came across this:

The Texas sharpshooter fallacy is a logical fallacy where a cluster of statistically non-significant data is taken from its context, and therefore thought to have a common cause.

The name comes from a story about a Texan who fires his gun randomly at the side of a barn, then paints a target centered on the largest cluster of hits.
(via WikiPedia)

Hmm... Texas... This is reminding me of something... But what?

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