after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
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So if the eclipse passes, post hoc ergo propter hoc works just fine, thanks.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc may be taken as a generic name for imperfect proof of causation from observed facts of succession.Logic, Inductive and Deductive | William Minto
Not the faintest doubt of the validity of his post hoc ergo propter hoc argument seems to glimmer across his consciousness.
It was regarded as very effective, and certainly had plenty of evidence of the post-hoc-ergo-propter-hoc order in its favour.
The post hoc ergo propter hoc error: he got well after taking my medicine; therefore in consequence of taking it.Medical Essays | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc may not always be safe logic, but here I seemed to perceive a natural connection of cause and effect.The Oxford Book of American Essays | Various