Letter: Logical fallacy?


According to the “It Gets Better at Brigham Young University” video:

14.1 percent of college undergraduate students identify themselves as ‘black’ — there must be 14,650 self-identified ‘black students’ at BYU.

56.3 percent of college freshmen don’t attend church regularly — looks like the freshmen better step up there hometeaching because 3,710 haven’t been coming to church.

6-8 percent of people have had homosexual feelings — well, we must have 1,800 LGBT students at BYU.

Applying national statistics to BYU is dishonest? Maybe. Misleading? Probably. Illogical? Definitely.


Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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