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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.
Diana was still alive hours before she died.
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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 1,428 Total Answer Attempts   46%
 662 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 766 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
662 - Begging the Question
63 - Misleading Vividness
56 - Red Herring
54 - Confusing Cause and Effect
52 - Post Hoc
45 - Appeal to Emotion
43 - False Dilemma
43 - Fallacy of Composition
38 - Relativist Fallacy
26 - Burden of Proof
23 - Appeal to Ridicule
22 - Hasty Generalization
21 - Biased Generalization
21 - Fallacy of Division
21 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
20 - Genetic Fallacy
19 - Appeal to Belief
19 - Ignoring a Common Cause
19 - Slippery Slope
19 - Appeal to Common Practice
18 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
15 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
14 - Appeal to Pity
12 - Middle Ground
12 - Gambler's Fallacy
11 - Ad Hominem
9 - Appeal to Fear
9 - Special Pleading
8 - Poisoning the Well
6 - Appeal to Tradition
6 - Appeal to Novelty
6 - Appeal to Authority
5 - Guilt by Association
4 - Appeal to Spite
2 - Appeal to Flattery
2 - Personal Attack
2 - Appeal to Popularity
1 - Peer Pressure

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