The slippery slope fallacy is the belief that one small event will lead to a disastrous chain of events. This fallacious thinking can often lead to panic and fear, as people believe that the worst-case scenario is inevitable.
Unfortunately, this way of thinking can often lead to bad decision making, as people are more likely to take drastic measures to avoid the supposed impending doom. While it's important to be mindful of potential consequences, it's also important to remember that the slippery slope fallacy is just that - a fallacy, a small event doesn't necessarily mean that disaster is inevitable.
A modest instigating incident, according to the causal slippery slope theory, will ineluctably result in a significant conclusion. Several instances of the causal slippery slope fallacy are provided below:
3. Conceptual: Conceptual slippery slope contends that there is no essential distinction between the two scenarios since it is easy to get from one to the other through a series of stages. Building on this, a theoretical slippery slope asserts that the absence of fundamental distinction between the two possibilities requires that they be handled equally. Example-