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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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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.
The future ain't what it used to be. (Yogi Berra)
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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 711 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 234 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 477 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by wikiworldorder     

Most Common Responses

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

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