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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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 325 Total Answer Attempts   65%
 211 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 114 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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