I have taught myself a good deal of fallacies listed here.
I did not find the fallacy I am looking for. I presuppose this is a fallacy. If this presupposition is wrong; I would like to know if it is classified as something else.
Here are 4 examples:
- If the machine is so fast it would've finished by now.
- If evolution were true we would have been much more advanced by now.
- If the airplane goes at 130m/s, it would've been at its destination by now.
- If the basic building blocks of life can be created in a laboratory; an entire planet would've created life on its own.
A single example consists of 2 parts:
- gives the condition of a (sometimes subjective) truth.
- Assumes that because of this truth - the process must have already finished.
The scope seems to always be with large(r) ifs; because a slow computer can be proven to not have finished its task.
I am currently under the impression that the fallacy is an appeal to probability (4), and an inductive fallacy in (1), (2), and (3). Perhaps misleading vividness?
Edit: I am becoming convinced that the fallacy of instantaneouity (temporary name to refer to the topic) is a mixture of the fallacies: appeal to probability and appeal to common sense as well as a hasty generalization.