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

473 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
91 - Peer Pressure
80 - Appeal to Popularity
75 - Appeal to Common Practice
50 - Appeal to Authority
43 - Relativist Fallacy
36 - Ignoring a Common Cause
34 - Hasty Generalization
33 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
30 - Biased Generalization
29 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
28 - Special Pleading
28 - Fallacy of Composition
26 - Confusing Cause and Effect
26 - Post Hoc
23 - Appeal to Belief
23 - Misleading Vividness
22 - Red Herring
22 - Genetic Fallacy
20 - Burden of Proof
19 - False Dilemma
19 - Gambler's Fallacy
18 - Poisoning the Well
17 - Slippery Slope
16 - Ad Hominem
15 - Fallacy of Division
15 - Guilt by Association
13 - Appeal to Spite
12 - Appeal to Fear
12 - Middle Ground
11 - Appeal to Flattery
11 - Begging the Question
11 - Appeal to Emotion
10 - Appeal to Tradition
9 - Appeal to Ridicule
7 - Appeal to Pity
7 - Appeal to Novelty
6 - Personal Attack
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