3V1089.01 Explanation by wrong causal inference. [Cold hands. Because the wood is cold.] (1/15/81)
Peggy sat before the stove while I loaded some logs in. My hands were
cold (perhaps I had recently been outside). The logs were from the
living room, and warm. What is striking here is Peggy’s assumption that
a causal inference is the right way to explain the unnatural condition
of my having cold hands.