erroneous reasoning

See: fallacy
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The reflexive acceptance of myths as truths leads to erroneous reasoning and erroneous conclusions, spilling over into other fields and skewing our worldview.
Unfortunately, this erroneous reasoning has crept into our literature.
The Supreme Court basically reversed this erroneous reasoning with a decision that no longer allows the NLRB to use that rationale to disqualify nurses from supervisory status.
Finally, if the error made by the author is one made frequently by students, it will become harder for the student to correctly learn economic principles since the student's erroneous reasoning has been 'verified' by the journalist or the expert.