Which fallacy is evident here? Mr. Wright's claim that airbags reduce the risk of fatalities in car crashes is not credible. He owns a manufacturing unit that produces airbags. A)post hoc, ergo propter hoc B)slippery slope C)ad hominem d)appeal to authority

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 04:57 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 04:57 PM

He has used the Slippery Slope fallacy, poor lad.
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QUESTION POSTED AT 02/06/2020 - 01:14 AM

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QUESTION POSTED AT 02/06/2020 - 01:12 AM

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QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 04:08 PM

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