I've been in discussions where I have made a statement and the other person refutes the entire statement by bringing up 1 counter example. Is there a term for this?
For instance, if I said "Child murderers are bad people". Then, someone would say, "Not all child murderers are bad. What about the cop that killed a some 16 year old that was in the mall shooting other people?"
This is an overly simplified example. You make a statement that is 99.9999% true, but they find 1 counter example to refute the entire statement.