Silly old science: Letter

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Sir: So "the fault lies with science, not the girls and their mothers", does it (Leader, 9 October)? Just as the fault lay with the greylag goose killed, allegedly by Roy Hattersley's dog, in St James's Park - it was supposed to fly away. Do the logicians have a term for this inverted form of reasoning?

D G HOLLIDAY

Maidenhead, Berkshire

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