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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.
Bill: "Jill and I both support having prayer in public schools."
Jill: "Hey, I never said that!"
Bill: "You're not an atheist are you Jill?
False Dilemma
AKA Black & White Thinking

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

A False Dilemma is a fallacy in which a person uses the following pattern of "reasoning":

  1. Either claim X is true or claim Y is true (when X and Y could both be false).
  2. Claim Y is false.
  3. Therefore claim X is true.
This line of "reasoning" is fallacious because if both claims could be false, then it cannot be inferred that one is true because the other is false. That this is the case is made clear by the following example:
  1. Either 1+1 =4 or 1+1=12.
  2. It is not the case that 1+1 = 4.
  3. Therefore 1+1 =12.
In cases in which the two options are, in fact, the only two options, this line of reasoning is not fallacious. For example:
  1. Bill is dead or he is alive.
  2. Bill is not dead.
  3. Therefore Bill is alive.

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 1,268 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 421 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 847 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
421 - False Dilemma
62 - Personal Attack
56 - Peer Pressure
53 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
48 - Guilt by Association
42 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
41 - Hasty Generalization
41 - Red Herring
38 - Appeal to Ridicule
37 - Ad Hominem
35 - Biased Generalization
31 - Appeal to Belief
30 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
28 - Begging the Question
25 - Poisoning the Well
24 - Misleading Vividness
23 - Relativist Fallacy
22 - Confusing Cause and Effect
21 - Fallacy of Division
20 - Burden of Proof
19 - Fallacy of Composition
16 - Post Hoc
14 - Slippery Slope
14 - Appeal to Emotion
14 - Appeal to Common Practice
13 - Appeal to Spite
12 - Genetic Fallacy
12 - Special Pleading
11 - Appeal to Flattery
10 - Appeal to Tradition
9 - Appeal to Fear
6 - Middle Ground
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
5 - Appeal to Novelty
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Popularity
2 - Appeal to Authority
2 - Gambler's Fallacy

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