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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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 1,304 Total Answer Attempts   78%
 1,011 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 293 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
1,011 - Slippery Slope
36 - Appeal to Ridicule
29 - False Dilemma
23 - Hasty Generalization
18 - Red Herring
17 - Confusing Cause and Effect
12 - Appeal to Spite
12 - Appeal to Fear
11 - Appeal to Tradition
11 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
10 - Misleading Vividness
8 - Begging the Question
8 - Fallacy of Division
8 - Appeal to Common Practice
7 - Ignoring a Common Cause
7 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
7 - Personal Attack
7 - Biased Generalization
7 - Ad Hominem
6 - Appeal to Novelty
5 - Relativist Fallacy
5 - Poisoning the Well
5 - Appeal to Popularity
5 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
5 - Fallacy of Composition
4 - Special Pleading
3 - Peer Pressure
3 - Genetic Fallacy
3 - Appeal to Emotion
3 - Guilt by Association
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Gambler's Fallacy
2 - Post Hoc
1 - Appeal to Belief

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