Fallacy of the Week – Denying the Antecedent
Denying the Antecedent _ a statement where the second premise denies the antecedent of the first premise and draws a conclusion that doesn’t support it.
If my car breaks down, I’ll be late for work. My car won’t break down. Therefore, I won’t be late for work.
This is fallacious because there are many reasons for being late to work. While the conclusion may be true, it does not follow from the premise.