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Slippery slope

Posted by Fred on March 20, 2004

In Reply to: Slippery slope posted by Adam on March 20, 2004

: A decision puts you on a slippery slope. What does that mean?

The decision has consequences that are progressively worse. For example,
many Republicans in the U.S. are saying that those who endorse gay
marriage are on a slippery slope. Next they'll be endorsing polygamy.
Next they'll be endorsing .... (Such arguments are often rhetorically effective
though logicians typically classify them as fallacious.)