Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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If it was truly dangerous, they'd have ski patrol keeping us off, not just a dumb warning sign.
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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 905 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 182 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 723 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

182 - Slippery Slope
39 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
38 - Burden of Proof
37 - Appeal to Common Practice
36 - Appeal to Ridicule
34 - Misleading Vividness
33 - Begging the Question
33 - Appeal to Belief
33 - Special Pleading
32 - Relativist Fallacy
29 - Ignoring a Common Cause
29 - False Dilemma
28 - Appeal to Authority
26 - Red Herring
23 - Post Hoc
22 - Appeal to Fear
21 - Biased Generalization
21 - Fallacy of Composition
20 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
20 - Gambler's Fallacy
19 - Appeal to Spite
18 - Hasty Generalization
16 - Genetic Fallacy
15 - Confusing Cause and Effect
13 - Fallacy of Division
13 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
12 - Ad Hominem
9 - Appeal to Novelty
9 - Appeal to Emotion
8 - Poisoning the Well
8 - Appeal to Tradition
6 - Guilt by Association
6 - Middle Ground
5 - Appeal to Pity
4 - Appeal to Popularity
4 - Peer Pressure
3 - Personal Attack
1 - Appeal to Flattery

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I'm sorry wrong
wrong answer I am right

1.8.18 12:27 by sojo
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