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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 977 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 195 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 782 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

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