Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Slippery Slope
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Slippery Slope

The slippery slope fallacy consists of arguments that reason if something S were to happen, then something else P will eventually occur, so we should prohibit S from happening.

Example of Slippery Slope

  • If we let our child out of his room, eventually he will want to leave the house, and will end up on the street. If he is walking around on the street then he will be snatched up by a stranger and sold into slavery in a remote region on the World. Though it may be true that the child might leave the house and go on the street, but endin gup as a slave in a remote part of the world is comically unlikely.
  • If Donald Trump gets elected for a second term, he will show his true colors as a nazi dictator, abolish the U.S. democratic republic, and appoint himself as emperor.

This is a common fallacy.

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