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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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 358 Total Answer Attempts   65%
 232 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 126 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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