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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If we allow gay people to get married, what's next? Allowing people to marry their dogs?
Slippery Slope
AKA The Camel's Nose

Category: Fallacies of Presumption → Casual Fallacies

The Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. In most cases, there are a series of steps or gradations between one event and the one in question and no reason is given as to why the intervening steps or gradations will simply be bypassed. This "argument" has the following form:

  1. Event X has occurred (or will or might occur).
  2. Therefore event Y will inevitably happen.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because there is no reason to believe that one event must inevitably follow from another without an argument for such a claim. This is especially clear in cases in which there are a significant number of steps or gradations between one event and another.

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 1,421 Total Answer Attempts   76%
 1,082 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 339 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
1,082 - Slippery Slope
39 - Appeal to Ridicule
29 - False Dilemma
23 - Hasty Generalization
21 - Confusing Cause and Effect
20 - Red Herring
18 - Appeal to Fear
15 - Misleading Vividness
14 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
13 - Appeal to Spite
12 - Appeal to Tradition
10 - Begging the Question
10 - Fallacy of Division
10 - Personal Attack
10 - Biased Generalization
8 - Poisoning the Well
8 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
8 - Appeal to Common Practice
7 - Ignoring a Common Cause
7 - Ad Hominem
6 - Appeal to Novelty
5 - Relativist Fallacy
5 - Appeal to Popularity
5 - Genetic Fallacy
5 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
5 - Fallacy of Composition
4 - Special Pleading
4 - Guilt by Association
3 - Peer Pressure
3 - Gambler's Fallacy
3 - Appeal to Emotion
3 - Appeal to Pity
3 - Post Hoc
1 - Appeal to Belief
1 - Appeal to Flattery
1 - Burden of Proof

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