Fundamental Attribution Error

I’ve gotten louder with my opposition to woo over time and today during med rechecks we got into a conversation on taking vitamins and one person chimed in with: I’ve not gotten sick since I started taking vitamins last year.  Normally I get sick twice each camp season but last year I didn’t at all; all because of vitamins.

Later on in the same conversation she revealed that she also started wiping tool handles down with antibacterial wipes every time she was passed one.  This was like when my friend’s mother attributed her improved mobility to glucosamine supplements and not to the fact that she just had her knees replaced.