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Reductio ad absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum, Latin for “reduction to absurdity,” is a commonly used method of argumentation in debates and logic where a proposition is disproved by showing that its implications lead to an absurd or contradictory conclusion. This technique is used to demonstrate the falsehood or the untenability of an argument by following it to its logical endpoint. In simpler terms, it is a way of proving that an argument is wrong by showing how it leads to ridiculous or illogical results.

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