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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 1,540 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 510 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 1,030 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

510 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
94 - Peer Pressure
82 - Appeal to Popularity
82 - Appeal to Common Practice
55 - Appeal to Authority
45 - Relativist Fallacy
38 - Hasty Generalization
38 - Ignoring a Common Cause
34 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
34 - Special Pleading
32 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
32 - Biased Generalization
31 - Post Hoc
30 - Confusing Cause and Effect
28 - Fallacy of Composition
28 - Misleading Vividness
24 - Appeal to Fear
24 - Red Herring
24 - Appeal to Belief
23 - Genetic Fallacy
20 - False Dilemma
20 - Slippery Slope
20 - Gambler's Fallacy
20 - Burden of Proof
18 - Poisoning the Well
17 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Ad Hominem
15 - Guilt by Association
14 - Middle Ground
13 - Appeal to Tradition
13 - Appeal to Spite
12 - Appeal to Flattery
12 - Appeal to Emotion
11 - Begging the Question
10 - Appeal to Ridicule
7 - Appeal to Pity
7 - Appeal to Novelty
6 - Personal Attack
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