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What type of fallacy is this? "I can't allow you to bring your dog to school. If I let you do that, soon other students will want to bring snakes, turtles, or rats. Pretty soon, someone will want to bring their horse into the class!"



A. Appeal to tradition
B. Damning the source
C. Appeal to extremes
D. Slippery slope

This question is part of Critical Thinking Mid-Term Practice Test
Asked by Rtyrrell, Last updated: Aug 08, 2019

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L. Sevigny

L. SevignyDoctor, Las Vegas
Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

The correct answer to this question is D, Slippery Slope. When an argument is based on unsound logic, that argument is called a fallacy. Slippery Slope is one of those fallacies. It argues that minor actions would lead one to major and not logical consequence.

An example is, "If we let the child pick a show to watch, then in the future, they will think they will be able to pick their school." It is not logical for a parent or guardian to think that if a child picks a show once that they would feel enough power to have control over their schooling.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 09, 2017

Slippery slope
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