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Logical Fallacies Of An Argument

- Logical Fallacies of an Argument Logical fallacies are the most common argument a writer may encounter to attack the opposition intelligence and its understanding. Logical fallacies can be argued on internet and off internet. A logical fallacy can be defined as a type of argument that has a good reason, but is recognized as bad. Sometimes, finding logical fallacy in an argument does not mean it is untrue. Logical fallacy can be formal and informal. Formal fallacy is an invalid argument because people can persuade by the conclusion....   [tags: Fallacy, Argument, Logical fallacies]

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Informal Fallacies Of An Informal Fallacy

- During the first week of class we discussed informal fallacies. An informal fallacy is defined as a logical mistake. Five of the informal fallacies discussed were equivocation, ad hominem, straw man, appeal to authority, and secundum. Each of these fallacies are comparable to what happens in everyday life conversations. Through analyzing, one should be able to determine how these fallacies connect with our everyday lives. Equivocation is a fallacy known for having two meanings of an ambiguous word over a course of an argument....   [tags: Fallacy, Logical fallacies, Ad hominem, Straw man]

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Informal Fallacies Of An Informal Fallacy

- During the first week of class, we discussed informal fallacies. An informal fallacy is defined as a logical mistake. Five of the informal fallacies discussed were equivocation, ad hominem, straw man, appeal to authority, and secundum. Each of these fallacies is comparable to what happens in everyday life conversations. Through analyzing, one should be able to determine how these logical mistakes connect with our everyday lives. Equivocation is a fallacy known for having two meanings of an ambiguous word over the course of an argument....   [tags: Fallacy, Logical fallacies, Ad hominem, Straw man]

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Fallacies In Advertising

- Fallacies in Advertising According to Bassham et al. (2002), a logical fallacy is “an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning” (p. 140). There are two types of logical fallacies, fallacies of relevance, and fallacies of insufficient evidence. Fallacies of relevance happen when the premises are not logically relevant to the conclusion. Fallacies of insufficient evidence occur when the premises do not provide sufficient evidence to support the conclusion. Though there are several logical fallacies, four logical fallacies commonly found in advertising are amphiboly, appeal to authority, appeal to emotion, and non sequitur....   [tags: Marketing Advertising Fallacies]

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Logical Fallacies and the Bumper Sticker "Real Christians Don't Judge"

- While driving behind a vehicle plastered in bumper stickers, the first one to catch someone’s attention may say “Real Christians don’t judge.” Most will not give it a second thought, while others may analyze its message and the individual giving the message. In general this sticker may be found on a variety of vehicles. The vehicle itself is not as important as the individual driving it. While discussing this bumper sticker it will be important to understand where it is found, the fallacies it involves and the problems with the argument....   [tags: Logical Fallacies, Bumper Stickers]

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Fallacies And Fallacies Of Fallacies

- Fallacies Fallacies are common errors in reasoning that will undermine the reasoning of your argument. Fallacies have different types like (Begging the Claim, Ad hominem, Straw Man and more.), and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim. A writer or speaker is to avoid these common fallacies in their arguments and watch for them in the arguments of others. Learning to identify and avoid fallacies is crucial for professional in all fields of life literature, science, politics etc....   [tags: Fallacy, Logic, Argument, Critical thinking]

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Fallacies And Fallacies : Fallacies

- Logical Fallacies Fallacies, in terms of logic, are forms of flawed thinking. They are obstacles—weeds in the garden of the mind, which can be difficult to distinguish from the plants if not closely observed. The nature of fallacies falls in with our nature as human beings—they do not like to be discovered and plucked any more than we like to be the ones to admit that we are incorrect. Accepting responsibility for our actions, and in this case fallacies in our thinking, is the first step to change....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Fallacy, Reasoning]

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Fallacies And Assumptions

- Fallacies and Assumptions People around the world encounter logical fallacies on almost a daily basis. This paper will look at three common logical fallacies. I will define each of the three fallacies, explain its significance to Critical Thinking, and discuss its general application to Decision Making. I will also show organizational examples that illustrate each one of my chosen fallacies. Fallacies and Assumptions Encyclopaedia Britannica (2006) defines a fallacy in logic as "erroneous reasoning that has the appearance of soundness." Generally, when we think about making decisions, most people believe that they are making logical decisions....   [tags: Logical Fallacies Misconceptions Human Nature Stud]

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Fallacies

- Fallacies are all around us. Every time we turn on a TV, or a radio, or pick up a newspaper, we see or hear fallacies. According to Dictionary.com, a fallacy is defined as a false notion, a statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference, incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness, or the quality of being deceptive (www.Dictionary.com). Fallacies are part of everyday and become a staple in certain aspects of life. Political campaigns and reporters would be lost without the use of fallacies....   [tags: Literature Literary Fallacies]

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The Fallacies of Sterotyping

- ... I could solidify the argument with another example. I would use an example of a personal experience. I had a patient that was a military member, who received treatment in a civilian hospital and was accused of using drugs due to the stereotype of his diagnosis, condition, age, and culture. The condition was not caused by drugs, rather a common reaction to an immunization that was required and provided due to his military service. Stereotypes can also have a negative impact with lingering effects....   [tags: negative, effects, misrepresent, unconseculing]

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The Logical Fallacies

- What are logical fallacies, evidence, and error in misconceptions. The report will identify nine logical fallacies. If all evidence in an argument appears to be true, still the disputation may be invalid if the logic utilized is not sanctioned (“Logical Fallacies,” 2014). Another name for it is called logical error, in philosophy. There are many fallacies to be aware of when making a sound argument. The nine logical fallacies are Mere assertion/Circular reasoning/Ad hominem, Red herring/Pseudo-questions/False cause, and Sweeping generalizations/Slippery slope/Equivocation or changing means....   [tags: misconceptions, evidence, error]

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The Importance of Fallacies in Any Debate

- ... Just because George Clooney may be a brilliant actor, that does not mean that he is right about global warming. Even if he is right about global warming, it is not because he is a brilliant actor. That is irrelevant and misguided. In this claim, as defined above, one can see that George Clooney being a brilliant actor makes him unqualified in the matters of climate change. If instead the argument read, George Clooney is a meteorologist, and he is right about it, then the argument would become relevant....   [tags: hominem falacy, irrelevant conclusion]

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Fallacies And The Weak Arguments By Learning

- Fallacies reference to the weak arguments by learning or hearing some different terms could be an error. It is crucial to understand the concept of the logical fallacies, without understating the point of the arguments the arguments might turn to be weak instant of being persuasive. In order to attempting someone we need first to identify the problem and avoid the confusion. Most of the common argument are not strong and feeble to be the point. Sometimes the Fallacies argument can be persuasive at least to the casual reader or the listener....   [tags: Fallacy, Argument, Critical thinking]

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Fallacies Of False Cause And Accident

- Reasoning is the way we think and processes something in a logical way. When it comes to thinking, we fight to reason in a correct way, so we can be able to use the process of logic to recognize the different ways we reason incorrectly. When we infer incorrectly, that is a fallacy because any mistake in reasoning is a fallacy. They are nineteen errors separated into four groups. The four teams are fallacies of relevance, fallacies if defective induction, fallacies of presumption, and fallacies of ambiguity....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Inductive reasoning]

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Embryonic Research: A Battle of Fallacies

- Many women are eager to become a mother, but infertility prevents some women from satisfying this need. To counter this widespread problem, we develop reproductive choices. One of the most important choices is in vitro fertilization. Even though this method significantly increases pregnancy rate in infertile women, it comes with the problem. Underlying in vitro fertilization is research on living human embryos. We need to research on countless living embryos in order to develop clinical in vitro fertilization....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Fallacies Of Domination By James Lasdun

- Dehao Liu Jeff McMahon English 1C 16 Oct. 2014 The Fallacies of Domination The father in “Cleanness”, a short by James Lasdun in his book It’s Beginning to Hurt, exhibits corruptive fatherly love. The father in this story is insecure. He depends on one of his few social relationships. That is why he adopts an excessively paternalistic and authoritarian approach when dealing with his son, including controlling the various aspects of his son’s daily live. This essay will therefore apply Erich Fromm’s notion of Authoritarian Personality to explain the controlling attribute of the father and how this results in the corruptive fatherly love that he exhibits towards his son that ultimately deter...   [tags: Family, Psychology, Interpersonal relationship]

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Fallacies of Corporate Social Responsibility

- FALLACIES OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INTRODUCTION In a contemporary world, a business-society relationship has evolved well beyond a simple business model to a much broader - socially responsible - corporate stewardship. As of this result, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) emerged as a concept that encourages companies to be ethical and responsible with the environment it operates in so as to wider impact on society. Though, CSR is now argued so widely as to have become a subject matter for serious arguments....   [tags: CSR, business, milton friedman]

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Logical Fallacies Of Real Life

- Logical Fallacies in Real Life In today’s society, fallacies are all around us either in politics, television, radio or even picking up an old fashion newspaper. They can be misleading and may cause bad judgement if they are not evaluated property. Some can even fool you because the argument may have a valid point, but the point does not lead to the correct conclusion. When I was a young child my world was black and white with no room for gray spheres of interference. In my household we never had discussions of where our food was coming from other than our weekly trips to the grocery store which mainly consisted of “What kind of chips do you want this week?” or “Do we really need seven pou...   [tags: Hamburger, Beef, Debut albums, Reality]

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Fallacies, The Real Driver

- Fallacies, the Real Driver Introduction “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” (Vladimir Lenin) It means, that if the people are told a lie considerably, the people would not know what is truly genuine. People will believe in whatever anyone tells them, sole, because they hear it casually it becomes their norm. It is practically a mean of indoctrinate an individual. Throughout history and today, politicians always needed public support for anything they ever needed or wanted. How does one get the support of the people....   [tags: Germany, Nazi Germany, Nazism, Adolf Hitler]

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Fallacies in the Media

- Throughout the years, the public has become dependent on the media to keep them up to date with current events worldwide and in their local communities. In fact, many people rely completely on the media, believing that the information that is provided is factual. However, the media has gradually slipped into a trap. The trap is the overuse and abuse of language and reasoning fallacies. Reasoning fallacies are exceedingly common in daily newspapers, television reports, presidential speeches and over the radio....   [tags: abuse of language]

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Avoiding Legistical Fallacies

- Warrants and logical fallacies are often overlooked, or most of the time not even heard of. A logical fallacy is otherwise known as an error in reasoning. This strategy tries to deceive the reader from the truth, usually intentionally or unintentionally, and are also persuasive. When an argument is being written, it is committing a fallacy when the reasons given do not support the conclusion that is being stated. Something that people do not notice is that fallacies effect our everyday lives. They change the outcomes to many of our decisions....   [tags: warrants, argument, conviction]

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The Fallacies of O'Shea's Argument against Euthanasia

- Assisted Suicide The concept of assisted suicide for the terminally ill, as it is now, is subjected to tremendous controversy. Many people believe that it is morally wrong to commit suicide. As such, in a response to an article in The Seattle Times on euthanasia, Reverend Susan J. O’Shea argues that we should not have euthanasia because it is murder. Reverend O’Shea’s argument starts off with her own personal reasons on why she does not support euthanasia. Then, she focuses on the idea that many of the reasons why people would want to commit assisted suicide are solely cultural, not medical....   [tags: assisted suicide, solely cultural not medical]

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Democracy Through Fallacies

- Adapted by many countries around the world, the system of democracy continues to be an evolving subject of argument due to its requirement of the mass population to vote for a leader based on their personal choices and their understanding of who will help society progress further with his or her rationalities and strengths in different sectors of the country such as politics, social sectors, and economics. Amongst various individuals who argue against democracy is Fred Ptarmigan Winkles, Sr. who does not trust democracy....   [tags: Fred Ptarmigan Winkles Sr., article analysis]

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Fallacies

- Fallacies A fallacy is defined as a kind of error in reasoning. They can be persuasive and be created both unintentionally and intentionally in order to deceive others from the truth. Fallacies often indicate a false belief or cause of a false belief (dowden, 2006). An argument or situation commits a fallacy when the reasons offered do not support the conclusion. This defeats the purpose of the argument since its point is to give reason to support the conclusion. Fallacies affect the outcome of our everyday decision making process....   [tags: Reasoning Argument Fallacy Logic]

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Fallacies of Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

- In Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008), Ben Stein travels the world to expose the incarceration in the realm of science. Stein’s goal is to rile up the audience to stir up desire and motivation of the voice of the people to bring down the unjust wall in scientific academia. Ben Stein fails to persuade his active viewing audience that universities have used unfair practices to exclude research and believers in intelligent design from the scientific community, but succeeds in persuading the unpretentious and idle audience....   [tags: Expelled No Intelligence Allowed]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' Thou Shall Not Commit Logical Fallacies '

- “Thou shall not Commit Logical Fallacies” Logical fallacies are tricks and illusions of thought. They are often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people into thinking in a specific way. There are a lot of ways that people make terrible and invalid arguments. Making a good argument is about using logic to prove a conclusion based on some given facts. In a valid argument, the conclusion actually does follow from the facts. Unfortunately, this can go wrong in many ways. Facts don 't always support conclusions in the way an argument 's author thinks he does....   [tags: Argument, Fallacy, Ad hominem, Logic]

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Fallacies

- Fallacies The use of critical thinking requires one to understand how to comprehend an argument. Part of this comprehension includes the ability to recognize a logical fallacy in an argument. The understanding of logical fallacies will help one become a better critical thinker by enabling them to break apart an argument from an opponent and debate the argument by pointing out the flaws. In this paper I will be discussing the Straw Man fallacy, the Red Herring Fallacy, and the Weak Analogy fallacy and how they relate to critical thinking....   [tags: Fallacy Arguments Critical Thinking Essays]

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Fallacies Of Nineteen Days By John F. Kennedy

- Fallacies in Thirteen Days The movie begins on October 1962 with, John F. Kennedy’s political advisor Kenneth O’Donnell, in the scene O’Donnell is sitting at the breakfast table with his family. O’Donnell’s eldest son hands him permission slip for school, upon examination of the permission slip O’Donnell realizes it’s the boys report card. O’Donnell’s son used a “Red Herring” fallacy (Pirie) to try and trick his father into signing his report card by engaging in conversation with his father hoping his father would sign the actual report card without looking at it....   [tags: Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy, Fallacy]

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Logical Fallacies Summary and Application

- Logical Fallacies Summary and Application What do you see when you look at Begging the Question, Hasty Generalization, and Appealing to Emotion. When you initially look at these three categories they may not seem to have too much in common. However, when you look deeper you will see that in fact, they are all different types of logical fallacies. Logical fallacies are errors of reasoning, errors that may be recognized and corrected by prudent thinkers (Downes, 1995). The following quote helps explain why logic is important to us in today’s society....   [tags: English Writing Fallacy Essays]

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Economic Fallacies Of America 's Education System

- Economic Fallacies in America’s Education System Word Count: 1,318 Even considering the numerous factors which contribute to the current state of educational descent in America, current fallacies in the economic facets of educational policy are strongly correlated to faults in the American education system. State government budgeting constraints contribute to downward trends in academic funding and student financial aid, born of a desire to alleviate taxation on the local populace and the presence of innumerable budget pressure points which vie for limited funding....   [tags: Higher education, College, Education, University]

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Fallacies of Internet Censorship

- Fallacies of Internet Censorship Laws, enforcements, and censorship have been developed since the beginning of civilization. With freedom, comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes common sense. In a society or nation of few, laws and restriction tend to be smaller, and less complex. This is contributed by the fact that in small groups, their will be less diversity amongst them. In larger society ranging in millions to billions, the need for a more complex, organized government begins to form....   [tags: science]

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Logical Fallacies

- JD2 Logical Fallacies In this editorial from the Citizen-times, we are considering some issues about Iran and their uranium enrichment program. The foreign minister of Iran said that it would be against the ‘ways of Islamic thinking’ to produce weapons of mass destruction. Well, it should be against anyone’s ways of thinking to produce weapons of mass destruction. There are only a few reasons to make uranium, and most of them have to do with the making of explosives and types of weapons that create havoc and mayhem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rhetorical Appeals And Fallacies By Mortimer J. Adler 's Article Analysis

- In Mortimer J. Adler’s article “How to Mark A book,” he argues that you should mark up your book to note significant information. Mortimer argues, through the rhetorical appeals and fallacies, that as you write in a book it becomes “absorbed in your bloodstream,” and allows you to fully own the book. As readers searching for these techniques we can become, in a way, immune to the fallacies and observe the argument for what it truly is. This article, however,has relatively few fallacies. "How to Mark A book," uses all of the rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, pathos) to convince you the reader to mark up your book....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Argument, Mortimer J. Adler]

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Fallacies in the Newspaper

- The effective use of rhetoric can spur people into action for worthy causes, bring about positive health changes, and even persuade one to finish a college education. In contrast, like most things in life, what can be used for good can also be used in a negative way to elicit emotions such as outrage, fear, and panic. This type of rhetoric often uses fallacious statements in an appeal to emotion which complicates the matter even more as the emotions are misdirected. Unfortunately, the daily newspapers are filled with numerous examples of fallacious statements....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Fallacies and Distortions in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- A logical fallacy can be defined as a “flawed argument” (Kirszner and Mandell 84). It can be considered, “ a writer who inadvertently uses logical fallacies is not thinking clearly or logically…” (Kirszner and Mandell 84). In the play, Death of a Salesman, there is an assortment of situations exemplifying different kinds of logical fallacies. Cognitive distortions are also present in this play. Some of the characters in Death of a Salesman have thoughts that seem to be slightly unclear....   [tags: Death of a Salesman 2014]

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The Logical Fallacies of Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy

- The Logical Fallacies of Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy includes a proof for the existence of material objects, such as trees. Descartes accomplishes this by first doubting all things, from which he learns that he can be certain of nothing but his own existence as a thinking thing. From this established certainty, Descartes is able to provide proof for the existence of God, and, finally proof of the existence of material objects. Descartes’ proof of God, however, from which the proof of material things is made possible, is suspect: the proof relies on knowledge of clear and distinct ideas but knowledge of clear and distinct ideas...   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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The Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful Editorials

- There are many aspects of a successful editorial; a proper editorial should always refrain from any bias persuading the reader to think a certain way. Editorials containing fallacies can be demeaning and can also disinterest your reader. Background information is also a requirement; it enlightens readers who do not know much about the topic in which you will be discussing. The Keystone XL Pipeline has been a hot topic in politics since 2012. If the bill was passed a nearly 2,000 mile long pipeline, that would carry oil, would run from Canada through the middle of the United States down to the Gulf of Mexico....   [tags: bias, fallacies, persuation]

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Michael Levin's The Case for Torture

- In “The Case for Torture,” Michael Levin presents logical fallacies that originate at the authors desire to relate the importance of his message. Though his specific argument is a very plausible solution to a taboo problem, the manner in which he presents it has some fallacies that cause it to be unsupported Levin argues that torture should be used on terrorist in order to save people from terrorism. He further implies that this is the morally correct thing to do, because it ensures the good of the people....   [tags: Torture, Terrorism, Analysis, Fallacies]

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Maher: A Comedian´s Film Regarding Theological Concepts

- Eternity is defined as infinite or unending time, the likelihood that one will reach, “The Book of Revelations”, end of days to face their eternity in a place beyond this earth is a question only God can answer. The mockumentary “Religulous”, starring Bill Maher, was designed to strengthen his ethos as a comedian, yet he attempts to tackle theological questions that are beyond his understanding. His thesis directly reflects his agnostic belief that if mankind continues to accept religion without doubt, then it should also be prepared to accept all of the prophecies of that religion including the end of times....   [tags: Mockumentary, Fallacies, Agnostic]

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Discarding Information and the Acquisition of Knowledge

- In the 21st century, where new information for knowledge is being created faster than can be absorbed the discarding of information is questioned. Discarded, however, is a very direct term. The terms means to throw away because it is useless or unwanted (Discard). Although people seem to be “throwing away” the information that they base their knowledge on, they are only improving it. It is key to continue to grow as a species and advance the information people obtain and understand. For this reason, the improvement to knowledge allows humans a clearer understanding of themselves....   [tags: History, Fallacies, Interpretation]

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The Truman Show: Film Commentary

- America saw him when he was born. Everyone in the world tuned in for his first step. For thirty years, Truman Burbank was unknowingly the subject of a reality television show. When he was born, Truman was adopted by the network. His entire life is displayed to millions of people through a series of hidden cameras. His life is nothing more than a source of entertainment for the viewers and a source of profit for the producers.The omnipotent director, Christof, creates an artificial world, Seahaven, that revolves around Truman....   [tags: Fallacies, Reality Show]

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Fallacy Summary and Application

- Fallacy Summary and Application Abstract Throughout this paper, we will discuss the relative meanings of fallacies and the importance they have in regards to critical thinking and the decision-making processes. Within the process of critical thinking, fallacies tend to play a very large part of this process. By definition, a fallacy is a statement or an argument based on a false or invalid reference (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language). As you will read on further into this paper, we will begin to define the significance that fallacies play with the role of critical thinking and decision-making....   [tags: Fallacy Fallacies]

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Fallacy Summary and Application

- Fallacy Summary and Application Fallacy as defined by the web site Dictionary.com (2006) is "A false notion a statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference, incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness or the quality of being deceptive." Fallacies are everywhere; in the workplace, in the media, and even at home. Fallacies can contain both relevant information and insufficient evidence. In the workplace today, it is important to be able to identify fallacies or the business could be adversely affected....   [tags: Fallacies Fallacy]

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The Death Penalty By Nora Caplan Bricker

- In an article in favor of the death penalty titled , Mr. Death Penalty and in an article against the death penalty titled, Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die; they both have logical fallacies hidden in their statements. It ranged from hasty conclusion, false cause, begging the question/loaded question and red herring. All of them have an impact on their viewpoints as well as the credibility of them. In the article, Mr. Death Penalty by Nora Caplan Bricker she talks about Kent Scheidegger who is one of the most outspoken advocates for capital punishment....   [tags: Critical thinking, Fallacy, Logical fallacies]

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Why Penn Mart Is Helping Promoting Healthier Employees

- In the memorandum there were many instances in which these conflicts were displayed. The memorandum stated that the growth in benefit costs is unacceptable. The cost is driven by causes like a gaining workforce with an increase in the average tenure. This indicates that employees are staying longer however they are the reason for the increase. Another statement was made in stating that the least healthy, least productive employees are more satisfied when it comes to benefits. It also states that they are interested in longer careers with the company....   [tags: Critical thinking, Reasoning, Logical fallacies]

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Chipotle: The Savior

- Chipotle: The Savior Chipotle’s “Back to the Start” advertisement captures the sentiments of the audience by depicting Chipotle’s competitors’ practices as unethical. In both “Back to the Start” and the “Scarecrow” advertisements, Chipotle attempts to align itself with society’s growing believe that humane agriculture is better. Chipotle’s advertisements present their practices to be ethical, which sets its products apart from its competition. However Chipotle’s message employs the same sentimental appeals and logical fallacies that are effective in their competitors’ advertisements....   [tags: Advertisements, Competition, Fallacies]

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Positive And Negative Statements For Trend And Consistency

- We have already discussed some of the mechanisms by which a person or entity can manufacture a controversy where none exists. Most of these readily come to mind: flooding the public with objections to an existing scientific consensus, cherry-picking data and experts to support or condemn, engaging the media and public at large while mostly ignoring the scientific community (except to complain that it does not take the manufactured controversy seriously or respond to its objections,) and so on....   [tags: Fallacy, Logical fallacies, Ad hominem]

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The Benefits And Detriments Of Advertising

- The Benefits and Detriments of Advertising Advertising is a huge part of our lives whether we realize it or not. We see ads everywhere- on television, on the internet, and even on our phones. However, for the most part it seems like people tend to think that advertising does not really affect what they buy, other than to inform them what products are out there. On the other hand, according to eMarketer, companies in the US spent over $171 billion on advertising in 2013 (“Total US Ad Spending”). So obviously, companies think that advertising is very beneficial to them and has a huge effect on consumers or else they would not want to spend so much money on it....   [tags: Fallacy, Logical fallacies, Critical thinking]

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Embryonic Research

- Many women are eager to become a mother, but infertility prevents some women from satisfying this need. However, modern biotechnologies combined with changed norms of culture now provide them reproductive choices such as in vitro fertilization. In order to develop these reproductive choices, we need to research on living human embryo. Because its procedures terminate the life of embryo, embryonic research stirs up public attention on its morality. Society questions if these methods are morally right....   [tags: Morality, Logical Fallacies]

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Ad Hominem Fallacy

- Ad Hominem Fallacy Somebody says criminal is bad people. Is it true. If it is true, this could be a form of fallacy. Fallacy is a misconception leads to unreasonable argument or disbelief in people's ideas. It happens with us everyday. Fallacy has many types and I want to refer to one of them: Ad Hominem. It is a judgment about people's appearance than the validity of their ideas, abilities, or work……We usually see this fallacy in our life like politic, demonstration, even in our working environment....   [tags: Fallacies Ad Hominem]

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Philosphy: Fallacies: Ad Hominen and False Cause

- Fallacy 1: ad homimen Donald Trump posted a YouTube video offering President Obama $5 million dollars to produce his collegiate records and individual passport application (O’Connor, C., 2012). When contacted by Forbes magazine in response to this offer, Trump professed that the offer was extended due to the voters knowing so very little about the president’s personal background. Further stating, his motives were in the best interest of President Obama based on the current state of suspicion surrounding his presidency and this would all questions to rest (O’Connor, C., 2012)....   [tags: non-sequitur, over-simplification]

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Fallicies: The Ad Hominem Fallacy

- Different forms of reasoning exist. All reasoning may not be a result of sound judgment or reasonable logic (Woodard, G. & Denton R., 2014, p. 93). Others may be based on premises that are just false, unethical or lack basic common sense (Woodard et al., 3014, p. 92). Theorist identified these forms of poor reasoning as “fallacies” (Woodard et al., 2014, p. 93). This type of logic is commonly associated with aggressive communication such as disagreements between individuals or may just come from a dishonest individual (Woodard et al., 2014, p....   [tags: targeting an individual, false cause logic]

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Rhetorical and Fallacies in the Article “The Media Violence Myth” by Richard Rhodes

- In 2000, Pulitzer-winning journalist Richard Rhodes published an article titled “The Media Violence Myth,” through the “American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,” a liberal establishment dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment right to free speech. Despite coming from a background plagued with violence and abuse, Rhodes has studied nuclear history and weapons use for over 20 years and has developed a unique opinion about the media’s effect on public violence. In “The Media Violence Myth,” Rhodes aims to convince his readers that the media does not contribute to violence through its portrayal....   [tags: Media Violence Myth, Richard Rhodes, rhetoric, fal]

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John Stuart Mill's View on Liberty

- (1) Thesis: “...to bring a child into existence without a fair prospect of being able, not only to provide food for its body, but instruction and training for its mind is a moral crime, both against the unfortunate offspring and against society” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. What is liberty. That is a great question. Liberty is more than a simple definition. It a vast topic that has been widely debated for centuries. John Stuart Mill is an advocate for Liberty. He describes in tremendous detail in his On Liberty publishing how a society should work....   [tags: Fallacies: Harms and Paternalistic Laws]

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Science is Never Certain

- 'Complete certainty,' what exactly does that mean. It seems to imply that we are able to know something without doubtfulness. In fact, it seems to be saying that it is a justified true belief. But what makes a 'complete certainty' 'complete' and 'certain.' To understand this we must first understand and grasp what the two areas of knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences say they accomplish this goal. We must first understand what makes something a complete certainty to the scientists and mathematicians that study in these subjects and how the people, who believe in their findings, accept these 'complete certainties.' Mathematics and the natural sciences are both hard sciences tha...   [tags: Evidence, Fallacies, Proofs]

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Fallacy

- Fallacy three logical fallacies that are used in this paper are Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, Far-Fetched Hypothesis, and False Dilemma. What is a fallacy. A fallacy is viewed as an error in reasoning. To be more exact, a fallacy is an "argument" in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A logical fallacy is an error in logical argument which is independent of the truth of the premises. When there is a fallacy in an argument it is said to be invalid....   [tags: Fallacy Fallacies Social Issues Essays]

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Doomsday: The Rebuttal

- The world has to end because it began. How the world will end has been the center of heated discussions. The topic of Doomsday has produced conferences, meetings, movies and books attempting to prophesy the end of age. With the emergence of Doomsday prophets have also emerged fallacies that preach propaganda to audiences of those seeking immunity from one sole apocalyptic day. One author in particular is Ronald Bailey. According to Forbes.com, Ronald Bailey has been a science writer for Forbes magazine and wrote an essay called Seven Doomsday Myths About The Environment....   [tags: Apocalypse]

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Video Games And Violent Behavior

- This essay will describe why, and examine the evidence given in the two chosen articles on video games, and violent behavior. I will provide the evidence given in these articles and, I will decide which article, I believe creates a stronger argument. Moreover, in my opinion, I plan on arguing the stronger article, and giving examples from both articles. Nonetheless, I will identify any logic fallacies that exist in both articles and explain what makes them logic fallacies. The articles that I chose goes as follow: Proposed “Violence in Video Games Labeling Act” Centered around logical fallacy....   [tags: Critical thinking, Fallacy, Rhetoric, Argument]

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When Taking Freshman Composition II

- Before taking Freshman Composition II, I was scared that I would not meet the demanding expectations of the course or not have the necessary writing skills to do my work correctly. Now I have reached the end of the course and I feel like I have progressed a lot as a writer and overcame a few writing obstacles. The essays that I have written for this course show that I have learned how to support my main ideas with a clear thesis and I can write my essay with developed paragraphs that stay on topic; and though I have made some progress in transitions and in grammar, I still have work to do....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Critical thinking, Fallacy]

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Don’t Just Stand There: Reactions to Prejudiced Comments and Jokes

- Don’t Just Stand There is an essay written by Diane Cole. It was first published in 1989 in a New York Times publication. She advises her audience about how to react to prejudice comments and jokes. However, her argument is not credible because she fails to mention vital information that would help to support her argument, and there are too many logical fallacies. Cole omits important details that may have helped to support her argument. Cole’s argument s not credible becuse she fails to give any back round information on the guy who told the joke, For example, who is he....   [tags: Prejudice, Diane Cole, Racism]

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Critical Thinking At The Truth Of The Independent Mind Lies

- “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”- Christopher Hitchens. Critical thinking is an important skill for people to possess. It allows us to hear a statement and analyze it based on logical reason and the existence of fallacies. I say that this is an important “skill”, because it takes practice and knowledge to be able to justify the validation of a particular statement and to remove your personal bias opinion of it. “The whole purpose of reasoning, of logic, is to arrive at the truth of things”....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Reasoning, Thought]

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The Book ' The New Atlantis '

- The Idols, which Francis Bacon spoke of in the second half of his book, The New Atlantis, are false appearances. The Idols are discussed under the main subject called, The Advancement of Learning, which focused on how one in Bacon’s time could move forward with their learning and no longer be hindered by the methods of the old world. These methods being the three main fallacies that are held true, which Bacon lists as: sophistical fallacies, fallacies of interpretation, and false appearances or idols....   [tags: Scientific method, Epistemology, Mind, John Locke]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- Martin Luther King Jr used just as many logical fallacies in his “I have a dream” speech as Donald Trump does in everyone of his speeches. Logical fallacies have opened my eyes. I am a very strong believer in equality for all. One of my favorite speeches of all time is the “I have a dream” speech. When I learned of logical fallacies and realized that they were everywhere I started to question if anyone in the news or in history had given a solid argument without using at least one logical fallacy....   [tags: Critical thinking, Fallacy, Rhetoric, Argument]

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Analysis Of Donald 's Trump 's Presidential Campaign

- The 2016 Donald’s Trump’s presidential campaign was initiated on June 16, 2015. In his campaign, Trump, the nominee of the Republican Party, announces that he is officially running for president of United States. Trump 's main concern is about the political issues that we have in our country, and how he as a president will bring back victories and success for U.S.  As he mentioned in his speech: "I beat China all the time"(Trump, Donald) in order to highlight a personal fact about him to gain supporters on his side. In addition, he points out the problems that we have with illegal immigration, specifically at Mexico 's border....   [tags: Fallacy, Logic, Critical thinking, Argument]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Thank You For Smoking

- Thank You for Smoking Rhetorical Analysis: Thank you for not Smoking The film Thank You for Smoking is an obscure jesting that follows a petitioner, Nick Naylor, for the tobacco industry. Murky comedies take a grave topic, and make light of the topic through mockery. Worthy example of rhetoric can be found in Thank You for Smoking during a scene where Nick Naylor delivers an argument against putting a skull and crossbones label on every pack of cigarettes. Senator Finistirre does this during a hearing in front of a congressional committee lead from Vermont....   [tags: Rhetoric, Fallacy, Argument, Critical thinking]

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Fallacy And Fallacy Of Ambiguity

- Arguments are weakened when the conclusion does not go along with the premises. An informal fallacy is a mistake in reasoning that occurs in ordinary language and is different from an error in the form or structure of arguments. There are three categories of informal fallacy; fallacies of relevance, fallacies of unwarranted assumption, and fallacy of ambiguity. For the purpose of this research, I will only focus on fallacies of unwarranted assumption and fallacy of ambiguity. An assumption is a statement that we believe is true....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Fallacy, Stereotype]

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Fallacy Summary and Application

- Abstract An argument is fallacious when it contains one or more logical fallacies. A logical fallacy is an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning (2002). When using critical thinking to make decisions, an individual or group needs to be aware of logical fallacies and how they relate to decision-making. Logical fallacies can be used to manipulate a situation and if a person or group does not recognize logical fallacies, the person or group can be manipulated during the decision-making process....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fallacy Paper

- Fallacies are committed in every state, in every city and in every neighborhood. No race or gender is impervious to committing a fallacy. So, what is a fallacy. Patrick J. Hurley defines a fallacy as, “A defect in an argument that consists in something other than false premises alone.” These defects result in misconception in an argument. Many times they are accidental, other times they are committed on purpose. However, either way, fallacies can be very persuasive to the casual reader or listener....   [tags: Advertising ]

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Is Fracking The Truth Only Delivers A Rise Of Uncertainty From The Audience?

- Fallacious Fracking Stretching the truth only delivers a rise of uncertainty from the audience. The topic of fracking has brought an incessant amount of controversy among American citizens. What these citizens fail to realize is the tone and the use of an emotional strategy utilized to drive the audience in a position of belief. Josh Fox, the founder of International WOW Company, directed the movie Gasland to show the adverse effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on people, animals, and the environment (Gale…, 2011)....   [tags: Argument, Fallacy, Ad hominem, Rhetoric]

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A Essay About The Homeless ' And Average People 's Lifestyles Living

- When examining an argument, it is possible to identify fallacies within them. In “Help Those Who Help, Not Hurt, Themselves”, Christian A. Brahmstedt’s fallacies are focused around the topic of the homeless’ and average people’s lifestyles living in Washington. Although Brahmstedt elaborates on his opinions throughout the essay, it seems as if many fallacies can be found within them. What Brahmstedt says seems to contradict itself and can be recognized to be bad, falling under the category of being a fallacy....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Begging, Argument]

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Martin Luther And The Reformation Of Christianity

- Many people in across the world attend protestant churches and many of these people do not even understand where the term protestant comes from. The term comes from the Protestant Reformation that really took roots in the 1500’s. Protestantism comes from the letter of protestation that was written by the Lutheran princes in Germany when the Roman Catholic Church signed an edict saying that Martin Luther was a heretic. The Church in the 1500s did not allow for translation of the bible from the original languages which the common person could not read for themselves....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Protestantism]

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Politics Is A Brutal Field Of War

- Politics is a brutal field of war, where two ends of the spectrum use every form of support to strengthen their argument and attract more voters. As a result, voters are struck with a sad reality, that their options for candidates might be lessening the strength of their arguments with logical fallacies, or common errors in reasoning that will undermine the logic of his or her argument. A perfect example of a man who uses copious amounts of logical fallacies is the “King of Ad Hominem” himself, Donald J....   [tags: Fallacy, Ad hominem, Critical thinking, Argument]

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Cognitive Errors Of The Mind

- Cognitive Errors of the Mind "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" - Aristotle. This well-stated quote is representing the logical idea that a human can investigate, gather evidence, understand others’ opinions, and still not accept the thought. People can hold a theory in their minds yet not completely commit to it, knowing it could be proven false. The problem is that there are errors occurring the mind subconsciously....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Critical thinking, Psychology]

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Bigotry Equivalence in Love is a Fallacy by Max Schulman

- ... Later seen in the story, the men in the story are negatively portrayed because of the components of anti-men are shown. The story eventually starts to show and equivalence between anti-women and anti-men. The narrator is represented as a type of superior man; while the narrator’s friend, Petey, seems to be just as foolish character like Polly. Petey shows that he is intrigued with raccoon coats, and claims that he will do anything for one. The narrator is interested with Petey’s significant other....   [tags: gender, anti-feminism, logic]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Crisis : Running Our Of Time On Global Warming

- Analyzing McKibben Mr. McKibben provides a strong argument call of action for everyone to take action against global warming. But he doesn 't just want action, Mr. Mckibben is demanding action now, and lots of it. Throughout the passage, Meltdown: Running Our of Time on Global Warming, the reader can examine the many ways that McKibben attempts to persuade others to join his movement. When one examines Bill McKibben 's use of rhetoric appeals, persuasive fallacies, and counter augments, A reader can analyze and understand the real claim that the writer is attempting to address....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Argument, Fallacy]

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The Federal Defense Of Marriage Act ( Doma ) And California 's Proposition 8

- The Supreme Court of the United States, around the time of March 27, 2013, listened to verbal arguments in cases that contest the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 (Anderson, 2013). The issue at the time was whether the government would recognize same sex relationships as marriages and then require every citizen, house of worship and business to do the same. The underlying issue was, can policy pressure and force others to identify and confirm same-sex relationships as marriages....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Thank You For Smoking '

- In the film Thank you for smoking, Nick Naylor- the main character of the film employs rhetorical devices such as re-framing, hyperbole and numerous logical fallacies to win his argument . In these strategies, he reveals the nature persuasions. To gain advantage over his opponents and pave ways for his success in winning the argument, Nick Naylor, the lobbyist for Big Tobacco applies the re-framing strategies. He re-frames most of the conversations in order to promote smoking, win the arguments and change people’s notion about smoking....   [tags: Rhetoric, Fallacy, Critical thinking, Argument]

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Guns And Cigarettes Are Far More Lethal And Kill Just

- It can be said that both cars and cigarettes are far more lethal and kill just as many if not more people (Hurley, 2015, Ch. 3.5, Q. 18). This portrays a weak analogical inductive argument, where the argument is likely to be true instead of definitely true and compares the harm brought about by cars and cigarette to guns (Hurley, 2015, Ch. 1.4). The argument is weak due to the fact that the conclusion of guns providing protection in addition to teaching safety and responsibility do not follow from the premises (Hurley, 2015, Ch....   [tags: Tobacco smoking, Cigarette, Tobacco, Argument]

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Analysis Of Michael Pollan 's Escape From The Western Diet

- As the Western world experiences increasing occurrences of certain diseases, society is focusing not only on finding the source of this phenomena but also on finding a solution to the problem. In his essay “Escape from the Western Diet”, Michael Pollan places the blame on the Western diet, arguing that people need only to change their eating habits in order to prevent many chronic diseases. While the author makes a compelling argument, his usage of logical fallacies, his questionable credibility, and his apparent bias weaken his point; nonetheless, I agree with his overall surmise that the western diet should be improved....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Food processing, Diets]

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The, You Are A Confabulatory Creature By Nature

- David McRaney explains our identity, “You are a confabulatory creature by nature. You are always explaining to yourself the motivations for your actions and the causes to the effects in your life, and you make them up without realizing it when you don 't know the answers. Over time, these explanations become your idea of who you are and your place in the world. They are your self... You are a story you tell yourself (McRaney).” Often, people struggle understanding certain things about themselves....   [tags: Critical thinking, Fallacy, Affect, Mind]

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