Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If we legalize marijuana, more people will start using crack and heroin.
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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 837 Total Answer Attempts   71%
 596 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 241 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

596 - Slippery Slope
28 - Confusing Cause and Effect
27 - Hasty Generalization
20 - False Dilemma
19 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
13 - Biased Generalization
13 - Misleading Vividness
12 - Appeal to Fear
12 - Fallacy of Division
8 - Appeal to Common Practice
7 - Fallacy of Composition
7 - Post Hoc
6 - Relativist Fallacy
6 - Appeal to Pity
6 - Red Herring
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
5 - Appeal to Emotion
5 - Poisoning the Well
5 - Guilt by Association
4 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
4 - Begging the Question
4 - Appeal to Belief
3 - Appeal to Spite
3 - Peer Pressure
3 - Burden of Proof
3 - Appeal to Ridicule
2 - Appeal to Authority
2 - Middle Ground
2 - Genetic Fallacy
2 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
1 - Appeal to Popularity
1 - Appeal to Tradition
1 - Personal Attack
1 - Special Pleading

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