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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If we keep letting mosques get built, 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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 640 Total Answer Attempts   72%
 462 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 178 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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