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Either you agree with the theory of man-made climate change, or you don't care about the environment.
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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 1,481 Total Answer Attempts   68%
 1,005 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 476 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
1,005 - False Dilemma
37 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
35 - Guilt by Association
30 - Peer Pressure
24 - Fallacy of Division
22 - Personal Attack
20 - Biased Generalization
19 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
19 - Hasty Generalization
18 - Appeal to Emotion
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
16 - Appeal to Ridicule
15 - Ad Hominem
14 - Fallacy of Composition
14 - Red Herring
14 - Middle Ground
14 - Appeal to Belief
13 - Ignoring a Common Cause
12 - Misleading Vividness
12 - Slippery Slope
11 - Poisoning the Well
10 - Confusing Cause and Effect
10 - Burden of Proof
9 - Relativist Fallacy
9 - Genetic Fallacy
8 - Appeal to Pity
8 - Appeal to Spite
7 - Post Hoc
7 - Appeal to Fear
7 - Appeal to Common Practice
5 - Begging the Question
4 - Appeal to Authority
4 - Special Pleading
4 - Appeal to Flattery
3 - Appeal to Popularity
3 - Gambler's Fallacy
2 - Appeal to Tradition
1 - Appeal to Novelty

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