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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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 462 Total Answer Attempts   64%
 297 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 165 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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