Has a duck ever won...

[Sticky] Has a duck ever won the lottery?  



This a philosophical conundrum with its basis in scepticism.  The title alludes to the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy: "I touched a lucky paper duck in a Chinese restaurant and then won the lottery, therefore the duck made me win." Did I win because I touched the duck or would have I won the lottery anyway? What was it that set in motion the chain of events that led me to the jackpot? To learn more about 'false arguments' try reading The Duck That Won The Lottery by Julian Baggini.

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