converse accident

<philosophy of science, logic> the informal fallacy of using exceptional specific cases as the basis for a general rule, omitting reference to their qualifying features. Example: "It rained on my birthday this year and it rained on my birthday last year. Therefore, it always rains on my birthday." (a dictum secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter).

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