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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Becky: "Have you heard an immigrant killed a young woman? We should kick out all immigrants from our country!"
Begging the Question
Petitio Principii

AKA Circular Reasoning, Reasoning in a Circle

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

Begging the Question is a fallacy in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of "reasoning" typically has the following form.

  1. Premises in which the truth of the conclusion is claimed or the truth of the conclusion is assumed (either directly or indirectly).
  2. Claim C (the conclusion) is true.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because simply assuming that the conclusion is true (directly or indirectly) in the premises does not constitute evidence for that conclusion. Obviously, simply assuming a claim is true does not serve as evidence for that claim. This is especially clear in particularly blatant cases: "X is true. The evidence for this claim is that X is true."

Some cases of question begging are fairly blatant, while others can be extremely subtle.

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 267 Total Answer Attempts   9%
 23 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 244 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by Miomiya     

Most Common Responses

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

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