Nov 08, 2021 | by Budi Tanrim
No true Scotsman fallacy
People normally generalize things. For example, Japanese people are very clean.
Then, when the opposite evidence appears, people tend to dismiss it and protect their generalization.
It’s a fallacy known as “No true Scotsman.” Here’s an example:
A: No Scotsman puts sugar in their coffee.
B: My uncle is a Scotsman, and he puts sugar in his coffee.
A: Your uncle must not be a true Scotsman!
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