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Steroid testing for high school sports eligibility is unfair. It's just another invasion of privacy. They say they are testing for steroids, but they will really look for anything they can find - drugs, alcohol, nicotine. Next it will be caffeine, then they will start cutting people because their cholesterol is too high - The Big Mac Attack. Then people with allergies, asthma, and athlete’s foot will get the ax. They'll keep it up until only the privileged, 'perfect people' will be left!
Slippery Slope
AKA The Camel's Nose

Category: Fallacies of Presumption → Casual Fallacies

The Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. In most cases, there are a series of steps or gradations between one event and the one in question and no reason is given as to why the intervening steps or gradations will simply be bypassed. This "argument" has the following form:

  1. Event X has occurred (or will or might occur).
  2. Therefore event Y will inevitably happen.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because there is no reason to believe that one event must inevitably follow from another without an argument for such a claim. This is especially clear in cases in which there are a significant number of steps or gradations between one event and another.

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 947 Total Answer Attempts   75%
 710 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 237 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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710 - Slippery Slope
27 - Appeal to Fear
19 - Fallacy of Composition
16 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
11 - Red Herring
11 - Appeal to Ridicule
10 - Hasty Generalization
10 - Biased Generalization
10 - Post Hoc
9 - Misleading Vividness
8 - Confusing Cause and Effect
8 - Burden of Proof
8 - Relativist Fallacy
7 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
7 - Ignoring a Common Cause
7 - Appeal to Belief
6 - Appeal to Common Practice
6 - Poisoning the Well
6 - Personal Attack
5 - Appeal to Emotion
5 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
5 - Appeal to Authority
4 - Appeal to Popularity
4 - Appeal to Pity
4 - Appeal to Flattery
4 - False Dilemma
3 - Fallacy of Division
3 - Genetic Fallacy
3 - Peer Pressure
2 - Begging the Question
2 - Appeal to Spite
2 - Guilt by Association
2 - Gambler's Fallacy
2 - Ad Hominem
1 - Special Pleading

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