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Statement #83 Discussions - Don't Fallacy Me
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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
  (adj)     (noun)

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If it was truly dangerous, they'd have ski patrol keeping us off, not just a dumb warning sign.

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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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 1,202 Total Answer Attempts   19%
 229 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 973 Incorrectly Un/Popped

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229 - Slippery Slope
58 - Appeal to Ridicule
49 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
48 - Burden of Proof
46 - Ignoring a Common Cause
45 - Misleading Vividness
45 - Begging the Question
45 - False Dilemma
42 - Appeal to Common Practice
40 - Appeal to Belief
39 - Relativist Fallacy
36 - Special Pleading
36 - Appeal to Authority
36 - Red Herring
34 - Fallacy of Composition
31 - Appeal to Fear
29 - Hasty Generalization
28 - Biased Generalization
27 - Post Hoc
25 - Gambler's Fallacy
24 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
24 - Confusing Cause and Effect
22 - Appeal to Spite
20 - Genetic Fallacy
18 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
16 - Appeal to Emotion
15 - Poisoning the Well
14 - Ad Hominem
10 - Appeal to Novelty
9 - Middle Ground
9 - Personal Attack
9 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Guilt by Association
7 - Peer Pressure
7 - Appeal to Pity
4 - Appeal to Popularity
3 - 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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