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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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 896 Total Answer Attempts   54%
 481 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 415 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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