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But if you end marijuana prohibition, everyone will use it, and nobody will get any work done.
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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 829 Total Answer Attempts   63%
 526 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 303 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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