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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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 462 Total Answer Attempts   64%
 295 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 167 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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