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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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 274 Total Answer Attempts   66%
 180 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 94 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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