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We've all heard some form of the following statements:

  • "I like cookies, therefore everyone likes cookies"
  • "That plane is yellow, so all planes must be yellow."
  • "I have come to this conclusion, and if I have, then everyone else must have too"

The logical fallacy in these statements is: A is B, so everything is B.

Is there a name for this type of fallacy?

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  • This is the A is everything fallacy.
    – Drew
    Feb 23, 2021 at 23:36

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The name of this fallacy is a hasty generalization:

Hasty generalization is an informal fallacy of faulty generalization, which involves reaching an inductive generalization based on insufficient evidence.

To answer precisely, the name of this type of fallacy is an informal fallacy.

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