Hasty Generalization: when someone reaches
a conclusion that is based on too little evidence. In this clip, Bart asserts that the animals
he hatched must be birds because they were born from eggs in a bird’s nest. By extension, he implies that all animals
born from eggs in a bird’s nest must be birds. He fails to recognize that there are other
animals who share this characteristic and that there are more characteristics than just
being born from eggs in a bird’s nest that define birds as birds. By asserting that one characteristic necessarily
makes something belong to a certain group, Bart uses a hasty generalization. Subscribe to Colburn Classroom and be on the lookout for new videos.