Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Texas Sharpshooter

Texas Sharpshooter

The Texas sharpshooter fallacy occurs when a speaker chooses a cluster of data to apply to their argument, or when they find a pattern that they can apply to a presumption.

Example of Texas Sharpshooter

A recent study showed that the top 10 countries where Italian soda is most commonly consumed are also countries that have some of the lowest rankings in reported cases of depression. Therefore Italian soda makes people happy.

This is a common fallacy.