Slippery Slope Examples

Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope is a specific type of logical fallacy. A logical fallacy is a flawed argument. There are many different types of logical fallacy. Slippery slope is one example of a fallacy. It is an argument that suggests taking a minor action will lead to major and sometimes ludicrous consequences.

Examples of Slippery Slope:

If we allow the children to choose the movie this time, they are going to expect to be able to choose the school they go to or the doctors they visit.


We need to stop allowing colleges to increase tuition every year. The next thing we know, it's going to cost more to attend college for one semester than it is to buy a new home!


If you allow the students to redo this test, they are going to want to redo every assignment for the rest of the year.


If we let this child bring the permission slip late, there is no reason to ever set a deadline for anything again!


If we allow gay marriage, the next thing we know, people will want to marry their dogs, or their cats, or what about their pigs?


If you break your diet and have one cookie tonight, you will just want to eat 10 cookies tomorrow, and before you know it, you will have gained back the 15 pounds you lost.


If we give in every time our baby cries, he will always pitch a fit to get what he wants, and he will end up in prison because we never set limits.

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