Swordhands Fallacy

I want to get into that lucrative fallacy coining business. I bring you:
The Swordhands Fallacy

  • Person A: “Hands are to gloves as swords are to sheathes”
  • Person B: “DID YOU REALLY JUST COMPARE HANDS TO SWORDS?!?!”
  • Person A: “No, I compared the relationship between hands and gloves to the relationship between swords and sheathes.”

Saying ‘an aspect of hands’ is similar to ‘an aspect of swords’ is not synonymous with the claim that hands and swords are, in general, similar. Don’t be Person B.

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