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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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 855 Total Answer Attempts   19%
 165 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 690 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

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