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9th Jun '16 10:31:12 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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A false dichotomy,[[note]]("Die-cot-uh-me/Dai-cot-ah-mi")[[/note]] also known as either/or reasoning, is when just two options are presented for something when there are actually (many) others. Moreover, the two options presented are rigged to favour one answer. There are two ways of doing this:

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A false dichotomy,[[note]]("Die-cot-uh-me/Dai-cot-ah-mi")[[/note]] also known as either/or reasoning, reasoning or false dilemma, is when just two options are presented for something when there are actually (many) others. Moreover, the two options presented are rigged to favour one answer. There are two ways of doing this:
8th Jun '16 9:49:22 PM luberdot
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* Averted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mountain-time-374/ this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' comic as the battle cry of the Rally for More Options.

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* Averted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mountain-time-374/ this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' comic as in the form of the battle cry of the Rally for More Options.
8th Jun '16 9:48:40 PM luberdot
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* Averted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mountain-time-374/this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' comic as the battle cry of the Rally for More Options.

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* Averted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mountain-time-374/this]] com/comic/mountain-time-374/ this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' comic as the battle cry of the Rally for More Options.
8th Jun '16 9:48:18 PM luberdot
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* Averted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mountain-time-374/this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' comic as the battle cry of the Rally for More Options.
28th May '16 4:55:06 AM justanid
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26th May '16 11:49:20 PM Cameony
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* Male vs female, which leaves out people who are non-binary.
26th May '16 6:17:17 PM eroock
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!!! Looks like this fallacy but is not:

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!!! Looks '''Looks like this fallacy but is not:
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20th May '16 10:02:15 PM chopshop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'', [[spoiler: the DealWithTheDevil the Beast operates under is actually one of these. He told the Woodsman (and later Wirt) that their only choices were to keep their loved one's soul lit in the Dark Lantern or let them die. In reality no such choice exists, as the Dark Lantern doesn't actually contain the soul of the Woodsman's daughter; it contains ''[[SoulJar the Beast's soul]]'' and he tricks people into keeping it lit because if it goes out he'll die]]. Take a wild guess [[LaserGuidedKarma what]] [[CessationOfExistence happens]] when Wirt finally figures out the trick and gives the Woodsman the lantern...
18th May '16 5:19:18 PM Josef5678
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* Pro-life vs. Pro-choice. A substantial number of pro-lifers, including the Catholic Church, would allow abortion for extenuating circumstances, such as if the mother is at risk of death from childbirth or the pill if it's [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_church.html needed to control an irregular cycle]]. Some are also not opposed to contraception, which is preventing conception from occurring (such as condoms), while abortion is post-conception. Inversely, many pro-choicers may in fact dislike or even oppose abortion, but still do not think it should be banned or carrying to term presented as the ''only'' option. That is why it's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "choice"]] after all. There's also the question of if abortion should allowed only in early stages of pregnancy, versus at any time against never at all.

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* Pro-life vs. Pro-choice. A substantial number of pro-lifers, including the Catholic Church, would allow abortion for extenuating circumstances, such as if the mother is at risk of death from childbirth or the pill if it's [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_church.html needed to control an irregular cycle]]. Some are also not opposed to contraception, which is preventing conception from occurring (such as condoms), while abortion is post-conception. Inversely, many pro-choicers may in fact dislike or even oppose abortion, but still do not think it should be banned or carrying to term presented as the ''only'' option. That is why it's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "choice"]] after all. There's also the question of if abortion should be allowed only in early stages of pregnancy, versus at any time against never at all.
18th May '16 2:03:53 PM seminoles8
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* Pro-life vs. Pro-choice. A substantial number of pro-lifers, including the Catholic church, would allow abortion for extenuating circumstances, such as if the mother is at risk of death from childbirth or the pill if it's [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_church.html needed to control an irregular cycle]]. Some are also not opposed to contraception, which is preventing conception from occurring (such as condoms), while abortion is post-conception. Inversely, many pro-choicers may in fact dislike or even oppose abortion, but still do not think it should be banned or carrying to term presented as the ''only'' option. That is why it's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "choice"]] after all. There's also the question of if abortion should allowed only in early stages of pregnancy, versus at any time against never at all.

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* Pro-life vs. Pro-choice. A substantial number of pro-lifers, including the Catholic church, Church, would allow abortion for extenuating circumstances, such as if the mother is at risk of death from childbirth or the pill if it's [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_church.html needed to control an irregular cycle]]. Some are also not opposed to contraception, which is preventing conception from occurring (such as condoms), while abortion is post-conception. Inversely, many pro-choicers may in fact dislike or even oppose abortion, but still do not think it should be banned or carrying to term presented as the ''only'' option. That is why it's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "choice"]] after all. There's also the question of if abortion should allowed only in early stages of pregnancy, versus at any time against never at all.
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