Slippery Slope

Other Names

thin edge of the wedge, camel's nose

Description

Asserting that a relatively small first step inevitably leads to a chain of related events culminating in some significant impact/event that would be bad, therefore the first step should not be taken. While this fallacy is a popular one, it is, in its essence, an appeal to probability fallacy.

Example

If you skip leg day today, you'll want to skip it next time and soon we'll just stop going to the gym entirely and will spend all our time playing dumb card games on our phones like a bunch of nerds.

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