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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 794 Total Answer Attempts   18%
 145 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 649 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

145 - Slippery Slope
37 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
34 - Burden of Proof
34 - Appeal to Ridicule
32 - Begging the Question
32 - Appeal to Belief
32 - Relativist Fallacy
30 - Misleading Vividness
30 - Appeal to Common Practice
28 - Special Pleading
25 - False Dilemma
24 - Red Herring
23 - Appeal to Authority
22 - Ignoring a Common Cause
20 - Biased Generalization
20 - Gambler's Fallacy
20 - Appeal to Fear
19 - Fallacy of Composition
19 - Appeal to Spite
18 - Post Hoc
17 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
17 - Hasty Generalization
16 - Genetic Fallacy
13 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
12 - Fallacy of Division
11 - Confusing Cause and Effect
9 - Ad Hominem
8 - Appeal to Novelty
8 - Poisoning the Well
8 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Emotion
5 - Guilt by Association
4 - Appeal to Popularity
4 - Peer Pressure
4 - Middle Ground
3 - Appeal to Pity
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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