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If I fail English 101, I won't be able to graduate. If I don't graduate, I probably won't be able to get a good job, and I may very well end up doing temp work or flipping burgers for the next year.
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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 1,427 Total Answer Attempts   74%
 1,063 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 364 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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1,063 - Slippery Slope
38 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
35 - Appeal to Pity
31 - Confusing Cause and Effect
25 - Hasty Generalization
22 - Appeal to Fear
21 - False Dilemma
18 - Misleading Vividness
18 - Biased Generalization
12 - Fallacy of Composition
10 - Relativist Fallacy
9 - Appeal to Emotion
9 - Ignoring a Common Cause
9 - Post Hoc
8 - Peer Pressure
7 - Appeal to Ridicule
7 - Ad Hominem
7 - Fallacy of Division
7 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
7 - Begging the Question
6 - Burden of Proof
5 - Guilt by Association
5 - Appeal to Belief
5 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
5 - Red Herring
4 - Special Pleading
4 - Gambler's Fallacy
4 - Personal Attack
4 - Appeal to Tradition
4 - Appeal to Authority
4 - Middle Ground
4 - Appeal to Flattery
2 - Appeal to Common Practice
2 - Appeal to Spite
2 - Appeal to Popularity
2 - Appeal to Novelty
1 - Genetic Fallacy
1 - Poisoning the Well

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