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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If I let one student interrupt my lecture with a question, then I'll have to let others and, before long, there won't be any time left for my lecture.
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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 1,471 Total Answer Attempts   78%
 1,154 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 317 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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1,154 - Slippery Slope
55 - Confusing Cause and Effect
25 - Biased Generalization
22 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
18 - False Dilemma
17 - Hasty Generalization
13 - Appeal to Fear
11 - Misleading Vividness
11 - Begging the Question
10 - Ignoring a Common Cause
9 - Poisoning the Well
9 - Fallacy of Division
9 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Fallacy of Composition
8 - Appeal to Ridicule
7 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
7 - Appeal to Pity
7 - Special Pleading
7 - Appeal to Authority
6 - Appeal to Emotion
6 - Appeal to Belief
6 - Post Hoc
6 - Appeal to Common Practice
6 - Personal Attack
6 - Red Herring
5 - Relativist Fallacy
4 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
3 - Guilt by Association
3 - Appeal to Tradition
3 - Appeal to Novelty
2 - Peer Pressure
2 - Ad Hominem
2 - Appeal to Popularity
1 - Middle Ground
1 - Appeal to Spite
1 - Burden of Proof
1 - Appeal to Flattery

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