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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 1,028 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 203 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 825 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

203 - Slippery Slope
42 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
41 - Burden of Proof
41 - Appeal to Ridicule
38 - Misleading Vividness
38 - Appeal to Common Practice
38 - Ignoring a Common Cause
36 - Begging the Question
36 - False Dilemma
35 - Special Pleading
34 - Appeal to Belief
33 - Relativist Fallacy
31 - Red Herring
30 - Appeal to Authority
28 - Appeal to Fear
27 - Fallacy of Composition
25 - Post Hoc
24 - Gambler's Fallacy
23 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
23 - Biased Generalization
22 - Hasty Generalization
20 - Appeal to Spite
18 - Confusing Cause and Effect
16 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
16 - Genetic Fallacy
13 - Ad Hominem
12 - Appeal to Emotion
10 - Appeal to Novelty
10 - Poisoning the Well
9 - Personal Attack
9 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Pity
7 - Middle Ground
6 - Guilt by Association
5 - Peer Pressure
4 - Appeal to Popularity
2 - 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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