Complex Question

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

This is the interrogative form of begging the question. This is when a question contains an unproved assumption. For example: “Do you still beat your wife?“. A complex question should really be divided into separate questions (1) “Did you even beat your wife?” (2) “If so, do you still continue to do so?“. This is why the question is complex. The evolutionist will raise a similar question “Why are you creationists against science?” But creationists are not against science so the question commits the complex question fallacy. Here is another example: “Which of the two contradictory stories of creation in Genesis do you accept?“. But there is only one account of creation and there are no contradictions within it.

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