Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Bill: "Smoking is very unhealthy and leads to all sorts of problems. So take my advice and never start."
Jill: "Well, I certainly don't want to get cancer."
Bill: "I'm going to get a smoke. Want to join me Dave?"
Jill: "Well, I guess smoking can't be that bad. After all, Bill smokes."
Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,241 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 414 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 827 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

414 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
84 - Peer Pressure
77 - Appeal to Popularity
68 - Appeal to Common Practice
46 - Appeal to Authority
35 - Relativist Fallacy
28 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
28 - Biased Generalization
27 - Hasty Generalization
27 - Ignoring a Common Cause
26 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
26 - Special Pleading
26 - Fallacy of Composition
24 - Post Hoc
22 - Misleading Vividness
21 - Confusing Cause and Effect
19 - Red Herring
19 - Appeal to Belief
18 - Genetic Fallacy
17 - False Dilemma
17 - Gambler's Fallacy
17 - Burden of Proof
15 - Ad Hominem
14 - Slippery Slope
14 - Guilt by Association
13 - Fallacy of Division
13 - Poisoning the Well
12 - Appeal to Fear
12 - Middle Ground
10 - Begging the Question
9 - Appeal to Flattery
9 - Appeal to Emotion
8 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Novelty
7 - Appeal to Ridicule
6 - Appeal to Pity
5 - Personal Attack
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