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The questionable cause—also known as causal fallacy, false cause, or non causa pro causa ("non-cause for cause" in Latin)—is a category of informal fallacies in which a cause is incorrectly identified.

For example: "Every time I go to sleep, the sun goes down. Therefore, my going to sleep causes the sun to set." The two events may coincide, but have no causal connection.[1]

Fallacies of questionable cause include:


  1. ^ Bennett, Bo. "Questionable Cause". Retrieved 2016-11-23.