Dichotomy, False

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A false dichotomy is the presentation of two opposing conditions or views that do not properly represent all options. For example, “Do you still beat your wife?” is a false dichotomy because it assumes you have beaten your wife and asks if you have stopped. It is a false dichotomy because there is another option: you never have beaten your wife.

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.