Talk:Faulty generalization

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This article could use some examples of the types of faulty generalization defined.

It is hard to edit this article without generalization or exception. It is basically already a part of Inductive reasoning plus more links to logical inductive falacies.

quote searched[edit]

Something strange happens if you search for the author of "every generalization ... even this one" because you can not know that your result is correct without Faulty generalization and that is not only because you do not know the exact quote.

I wanted to find the first author of the quote "All generalizations are dangerous, even this one." and I did not even know the exact quote. google only gave "Alexandre Dumas" in ONE of many, most gave "unknown author". Searching (biased) "Dumas quotes" (and similar) gave me that same quote (his version when searched through quote databases) or any version I wanted to search for (also biased investigation by author).

The version of the quote result (everything after "every generalization is") depends on your searching method, also if author is known or unknown. Every version seems logically valid (Faulty generalization in common sense).


yeah.this isnt a veryy good deffinition if the word.i dont even understand it.it could use some examples or something! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.130.185.216 (talk) 01:56, 19 May 2009 (UTC)