Refraction (Bent Thinking) of the Day #22

Slippery Slope Argument:  Basing a conclusion on a certain coming chain or series of events. Refutation:  Just as stated in Refraction #17, Appeal to the Future, no one knows for sure that a certain even will happen, therefore no one can know for sure that a chain of events will happen in the future over a time period; thus, no conclusion can logically be drawn from the reality of the claim.  Example:  Abby: Bob, if we allow unrestricted contraceptive use, soon we will see rampant sex selection, and surely that will be followed by aborting children because we don’t like their eye color.

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