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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 1,125 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 220 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 905 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

220 - Slippery Slope
48 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
45 - Ignoring a Common Cause
44 - Burden of Proof
43 - Appeal to Ridicule
42 - False Dilemma
41 - Begging the Question
40 - Appeal to Common Practice
39 - Misleading Vividness
37 - Appeal to Belief
36 - Relativist Fallacy
35 - Special Pleading
35 - Appeal to Authority
35 - Red Herring
32 - Fallacy of Composition
30 - Appeal to Fear
28 - Hasty Generalization
26 - Biased Generalization
26 - Post Hoc
25 - Gambler's Fallacy
23 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
22 - Confusing Cause and Effect
22 - Appeal to Spite
18 - Fallacy of Division
17 - Genetic Fallacy
16 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
14 - Ad Hominem
13 - Appeal to Emotion
12 - Poisoning the Well
10 - Appeal to Novelty
9 - Personal Attack
9 - Appeal to Tradition
8 - Middle Ground
7 - Appeal to Pity
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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