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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If we ban Hummers because they are bad for the environment eventually the government will ban all cars, so we should not ban Hummers.
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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 1,444 Total Answer Attempts   78%
 1,129 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 315 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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1,129 - Slippery Slope
23 - False Dilemma
22 - Confusing Cause and Effect
21 - Hasty Generalization
19 - Biased Generalization
17 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
16 - Appeal to Fear
13 - Red Herring
12 - Fallacy of Composition
12 - Fallacy of Division
12 - Misleading Vividness
11 - Relativist Fallacy
9 - Appeal to Common Practice
9 - Guilt by Association
9 - Poisoning the Well
9 - Appeal to Ridicule
9 - Ignoring a Common Cause
9 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Post Hoc
8 - Appeal to Belief
8 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
7 - Special Pleading
7 - Begging the Question
7 - Appeal to Authority
6 - Appeal to Emotion
5 - Burden of Proof
5 - Genetic Fallacy
4 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
3 - Appeal to Tradition
3 - Peer Pressure
3 - Appeal to Spite
3 - Ad Hominem
2 - Appeal to Popularity
2 - Middle Ground
2 - Appeal to Novelty

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