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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.
Abortion is murder, since killing a baby is an act of murder.
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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 1,341 Total Answer Attempts   41%
 550 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 791 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
550 - Begging the Question
55 - Hasty Generalization
52 - Appeal to Belief
46 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
46 - Appeal to Emotion
41 - Red Herring
37 - Fallacy of Composition
35 - Misleading Vividness
35 - Post Hoc
33 - Relativist Fallacy
33 - Biased Generalization
31 - Slippery Slope
27 - Appeal to Pity
26 - Appeal to Common Practice
25 - Guilt by Association
24 - Confusing Cause and Effect
23 - Fallacy of Division
21 - False Dilemma
17 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
16 - Appeal to Fear
16 - Burden of Proof
15 - Genetic Fallacy
15 - Poisoning the Well
14 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
12 - Special Pleading
12 - Appeal to Novelty
11 - Appeal to Ridicule
10 - Ignoring a Common Cause
10 - Ad Hominem
9 - Appeal to Spite
8 - Appeal to Tradition
8 - Appeal to Flattery
6 - Personal Attack
5 - Gambler's Fallacy
5 - Appeal to Popularity
4 - Middle Ground
4 - Peer Pressure
4 - Appeal to Authority

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