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Slippery slope

if we allow this to happen, it will lead to this.

Hasty generalization

trying to draw a conclusion based on insufficient evidence

Ad hominem

argument is one that relies on personal attacks rather than reason or substance.

Post hoc ergo porpter hoc

after this, therefore, because of this


correlation, causation

Non sequitur

does not follow sequence


(she’s tall so she much be good at bball)

Faulty analogy

Ex: comparing thirst to sex. can't live without water, can live without sex

straw man

misrepresenting someone's argument in order to make it easier to attack

hypostatization fallacy

treating an abstract belief as if it were concrete