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Either you don't think is the cause for climate change or you don't care about the economy.
False Dilemma
AKA Black & White Thinking

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

A False Dilemma is a fallacy in which a person uses the following pattern of "reasoning":

  1. Either claim X is true or claim Y is true (when X and Y could both be false).
  2. Claim Y is false.
  3. Therefore claim X is true.
This line of "reasoning" is fallacious because if both claims could be false, then it cannot be inferred that one is true because the other is false. That this is the case is made clear by the following example:
  1. Either 1+1 =4 or 1+1=12.
  2. It is not the case that 1+1 = 4.
  3. Therefore 1+1 =12.
In cases in which the two options are, in fact, the only two options, this line of reasoning is not fallacious. For example:
  1. Bill is dead or he is alive.
  2. Bill is not dead.
  3. Therefore Bill is alive.

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 526 Total Answer Attempts   62%
 326 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 200 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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