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Before you know it, there will be more mosques than churches.
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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 54 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 30 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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54 - Slippery Slope
3 - Biased Generalization
3 - Appeal to Fear
3 - Appeal to Emotion
2 - Fallacy of Composition
2 - Misleading Vividness
2 - Confusing Cause and Effect
1 - Appeal to Spite
1 - Appeal to Flattery
1 - Appeal to Ridicule
1 - Burden of Proof
1 - Red Herring
1 - Appeal to Popularity
1 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
1 - Ignoring a Common Cause
1 - Appeal to Belief
1 - Post Hoc
1 - Poisoning the Well
1 - Appeal to Tradition
1 - False Dilemma
1 - Genetic Fallacy
1 - Special Pleading

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The argument is sort of incomplete.
As it is, we don't know enough about that argument to say a slippery slope is being committed. They would have to preface it by saying "if we keep letting mosques get built..." or something like that.

5.3.15 16:44 by Scythe
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I think you're right, Scythe, thanks! I've re-posted it with your preface added. ;)

5.4.15 05:52 by wikiworldorder
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