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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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You can either care about our future or can keep claiming that global warming is caused by humans, but you can't do both.
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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 280 Total Answer Attempts   63%
 176 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 104 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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