i have a philosophy midterm due this tuesday and i have to prove hume's dictum wrong. this states that:
if an event C causes an event E, then it is impossible that C occur and E not occur.
now i have to prove this wrong somehow with an example. the only way i can think of anything that would prove this wrong, would be to say that the original setup of the event C has been altered.
ex. if you stole the answers to a test so that you know everything. you know every answer because you memorized the answer sheet. therefore, you should get 100%. however, the teacher decided to change the test and you got a completely different test and fail. event C would still occur (stealing the answers), but event E (acing the exam) wouldn't.