faulty reasoning

See: fallacy
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So warped by faulty reasoning was the criminal mind of Rokoff's lieutenant that he could not grasp the real truth of that which lay between himself and the ape-man and see that always the fault had been, not with the English lord, but with himself and his confederate.
Experts said the content on Twitter that was used to polarize voters included divisive and inflammatory rhetoric, as well as faulty reasoning or misleading information.
If some or all of the students are incorrect and demonstrate faulty reasoning (no reasoning, guess attempt, or incomplete reasoning), the process is repeated with another similar problem.
So the whole idea that it is wrong and that we should be able to emerge unscathed might be faulty reasoning.
The faulty reasoning behind this statement is that ADS-B helps controllers, not pilots.
Damer (philosophy, Emory and Henry College) shows students how to attack faulty reasoning and support their beliefs and actions with good reasons.
Robert McNamara was generally regarded as a very intelligent person whose faulty reasoning led him, and the country, into error.
The pre-emptive invasion of Iraq by the US was a gross error in judgement based on faulty reasoning.
Chapters allow an opportunity to organize thoughts and spot faulty reasoning, providing assessments of behavior and attitudes and underlying motives and logic.
This is not only faulty reasoning but in this day and age doubts the integrity and loyalty of our Muslims.
His study has not exorcised them: Anglo-American relations in the region are deemed to be no better than before; the faulty reasoning that lay behind so many of the missteps remains painfully obvious; and money, or the lack thereof, still bedevilled British plans in this region.
Another type of faulty reasoning, "hindsight bias," occurs when leaders or managers make decisions based on how well employees have performed in the past rather than evaluating how well they could support the organization's mission in the future.