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Logical Fallacies Practice

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slippery slope
If we ban Hummers because they are bad for the environment eventually the government will ban all cars, so we should not ban Hummers.
hasty generalization
Even though it's only the first day, I can tell this is going to be a boring course.
post hoc ergo propter hoc
I drank bottled water and now I am sick, so the water must have made me sick.
genetic fallacy
The Volkswagen Beetle is an evil car because it was originally designed by Hitler's army.
begging the question
Filthy and polluting coal should be banned.
circular reasoning
George Bush is a good communicator because he speaks effectively.
either/or
We can either stop using cars or destroy the Earth.
ad hominem
Green Peace's strategies aren't effective because they are all dirty, lazy hippies.
ad populum
If you were a true American you would support the rights of people to choose whatever vehicle they want.
red herring
The level of mercury in seafood may be unsafe, but what will fishers do to support their families?
straw man
Those people say that these plans are too ambitious.