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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.
Jill: "I think the gun control bill shouldn't be supported because it won't be effective and will waste money."
Bill: "Well, just last month you supported the bill. So I guess you're wrong now."
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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 1,071 Total Answer Attempts   53%
 564 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 507 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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