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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 1,052 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 207 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 845 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

207 - Slippery Slope
44 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
42 - Burden of Proof
41 - Appeal to Ridicule
39 - Appeal to Common Practice
39 - False Dilemma
38 - Misleading Vividness
38 - Ignoring a Common Cause
37 - Begging the Question
35 - Special Pleading
34 - Appeal to Belief
34 - Relativist Fallacy
32 - Appeal to Authority
32 - Red Herring
28 - Fallacy of Composition
28 - Appeal to Fear
26 - Post Hoc
25 - Hasty Generalization
24 - Biased Generalization
24 - Gambler's Fallacy
23 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
20 - Appeal to Spite
18 - Confusing Cause and Effect
17 - Genetic Fallacy
16 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
14 - 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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