SLIPPERY SLOPE

Logical Fallacies

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WHAT IS SLIPPERY SLOPE?

A conclusion based on the premise that if A happens, eventually through a series of small steps, through B, C...X,Y,Z will happen, too. If we don't want Z to occur A must not be allowed to occur either.

Example

*gets caught sneaking out*

Parents: ARE YOU PREGNANT?

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO COLLEGE