according to google, i'm the first person to write 'loaded like uncle pennybags' on the internet. go me!Narrator: LOGICAL FALLACY COMICS
Narrator: today's fallacy: PLURIUM INTERROGATIONUM
Narrator: "the loaded question"
T-Rex: A "loaded question" is when you ask a question that presupposes something unproven!
T-Rex: For instance, Dromiceiomimus, I could ask, "Hey, Dromiceiomimus! Are you still punching children?"
Dromiceiomimus: What? No!!
T-Rex: Aha - so when did you stop? See what I did there? The question presupposes that you've been punching on children in the past, and goes on to suggest that maybe you're still doing so. It is LOADED like rich uncle Pennybags. From Monopoly?
Utahraptor: Your question is really two questions combined into one!
T-Rex: It breaks down to "Have you ever punched children, and, if so, are you still doing so?" But since these are merged, and since this merged form still demands a yes or no answer, "no" becomes misleading. The solution is not to answer "yes" or "no", but to reject the question!
Utahraptor: T-Rex, are you still punchin' children? Are you still punching them just to steal their ice cream cones?
T-Rex: I reject your question, Utahraptor! It's loaded!
Utahraptor: Why are you SO AFRAID of the truth coming out, T-Rex?
T-Rex: Okay you must never enter politics ever.