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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 1,078 Total Answer Attempts   19%
 209 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 869 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

209 - Slippery Slope
47 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
44 - Burden of Proof
41 - Appeal to Ridicule
40 - Appeal to Common Practice
40 - False Dilemma
39 - Ignoring a Common Cause
38 - Misleading Vividness
38 - Begging the Question
36 - Appeal to Belief
35 - Special Pleading
35 - Relativist Fallacy
34 - Appeal to Authority
33 - Red Herring
30 - Appeal to Fear
29 - Fallacy of Composition
26 - Post Hoc
25 - Gambler's Fallacy
25 - Hasty Generalization
24 - Biased Generalization
23 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
22 - Appeal to Spite
19 - Confusing Cause and Effect
17 - Genetic Fallacy
16 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
14 - Ad Hominem
12 - Appeal to Emotion
11 - Poisoning the Well
10 - Appeal to Novelty
9 - Personal Attack
9 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Pity
7 - Middle Ground
6 - Guilt by Association
6 - 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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