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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
Begging the Question
Petitio Principii

AKA Circular Reasoning, Reasoning in a Circle

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

Begging the Question is a fallacy in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of "reasoning" typically has the following form.

  1. Premises in which the truth of the conclusion is claimed or the truth of the conclusion is assumed (either directly or indirectly).
  2. Claim C (the conclusion) is true.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because simply assuming that the conclusion is true (directly or indirectly) in the premises does not constitute evidence for that conclusion. Obviously, simply assuming a claim is true does not serve as evidence for that claim. This is especially clear in particularly blatant cases: "X is true. The evidence for this claim is that X is true."

Some cases of question begging are fairly blatant, while others can be extremely subtle.

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 1,423 Total Answer Attempts   35%
 505 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 918 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by wikiworldorder     

Most Common Responses

 
505 - Begging the Question
83 - Confusing Cause and Effect
71 - Hasty Generalization
61 - Fallacy of Composition
56 - Appeal to Common Practice
55 - Biased Generalization
51 - Ignoring a Common Cause
45 - Red Herring
43 - Post Hoc
42 - Misleading Vividness
41 - Burden of Proof
33 - Fallacy of Division
27 - Appeal to Belief
26 - False Dilemma
25 - Genetic Fallacy
25 - Relativist Fallacy
25 - Slippery Slope
22 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
20 - Appeal to Fear
19 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
12 - Special Pleading
12 - Gambler's Fallacy
12 - Appeal to Tradition
11 - Ad Hominem
10 - Appeal to Spite
10 - Middle Ground
9 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
9 - Appeal to Novelty
8 - Appeal to Authority
8 - Appeal to Popularity
8 - Guilt by Association
8 - Poisoning the Well
7 - Appeal to Emotion
6 - Appeal to Ridicule
5 - Appeal to Pity
5 - Peer Pressure
4 - Personal Attack
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2 - Appeal to Flattery

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