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What type of fallacy is it? "If I allow students to use calculators during a text, next they will want to use their cell phones, and soon they will be looking up all the answers on their laptops!"



A. Appeal to ignorance
B. Appeal to tradition
C. Slippery slope
D. Tautology
E. Faulty cause

This question is part of Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking
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 C, Slippery slope. When an argument is based on unsound logic, that argument is called a fallacy. There are many examples of fallacies, and Slippery Slope is one of them. A slippery slope is when one argues that small actions will lead to consequences that are not logical.

An example is if a parent argues, "If the child picks dinner, they will feel they can pick their doctors." It is not logical for a parent or guardian to conclude that if a person picks dinner, that they would feel enough power to choose their doctor.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Apr 21, 2017

Slippery slope
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