Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
  (adj)     (noun)

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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.
Private property rights are inalienable. You have them simply because you are a human being.
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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 720 Total Answer Attempts   39%
 279 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 441 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by We Deserve Better     

Most Common Responses

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

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