False Premise

A false premise is an incorrect assumption, axiom, or first principle used to further an argument. A cognitive fallacy.

An example of a false premise is: “Berries are natural, therefore, they are healthy,” but this assumption relies on the fact that everything natural is healthy, whereas the poison berry Belladonna is also natural, but is known as the deadly nightshade.

Image of belladonna to illustrate false premise that everything natural is good.
Atropa belladonna, illustration.

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