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Complex Question

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Latin: Plurium Interrogationum

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The fallacy of complex question presupposes the truth of its own conclusion by including it implicitly in the statement of the issue to be considered...

Fallacy Files picks apart a Mark Crispin Miller use of the complex question, in which he makes several charges in the form of questions, each of which presupposes a damning premise.

No evidence is given in the article for any of these claims. Loaded questions are used in this way to slip claims into rhetoric without the burden of proving them, or the necessity of taking responsibility for unproven assertions.