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

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    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

  • Koslicki's Four-Dimensionalism

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    In his work Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time (2001 as cited in Koslicki, 2003; 107), Sider offers an “argument from vagueness,” which is concerned with the question: “Under what conditions do objects come into and go out of existence,” or “Which arrangements of matter are suitable for objects to come into (and go out of) existence?” (Koslicki, 2003; 112). In his answer which allegedly proves universalism, Sider believes this can be extended to spatiotemporal dimension and

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of The Lowest Animal, By Mark Twain

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    the London Zoological Gardens. His end result is Charles Darwin’s theory that man evolved from earlier ancestors, but flipped completely upside down. This theory is widely known, but Twain argues a different one. In this essay, he uses affective reasoning and facts from his experiments to back up his claim, all while using Aristotle’s appeals and logical fallacies. Before he goes on claiming, he states three things that he thinks should be said before everything else to make things clear: “1. That

  • A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift: The Morality Of An Ideal Society

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    Historically, human beings have longed for an ideal society that would maintain a sense of well-being and balance. Different types of personalities have shaped this world into finding explanations on how to make this ideal society a reality. Hierarchies throughout the centuries have built up social barriers such as governments, politics, and popular culture to help embody this human progression towards economic perfection and stability. However, through life events and the variety of its restraints

  • Shirley Chisholm's Speech Equal Rights For Women

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    Arguments from Generalization is defined as the following “This approach to arguing involves the assumption that a particular example, story, or piece of data can be generalized to a larger population...Your reasoning is, essentially, that what happened in one case is likely to be true in other similar cases.” (Nelson 2014) Shirley was able to put this within her speech the entire time. Being the speech’s topic was on women’s rights it was mainly to target and

  • Fallacy Summary and Application

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    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

  • Embryonic Research

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    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

  • By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur

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    By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur Even in this modern age, belief in the miraculous is widespread and is a feature of many world religions, including the Christian faith where miracles have played a significant role. It is important attempt to define what a miracle is, as this in itself is a source for debate. Today the term ‘miracle’ in many different ways and the idea is open to many interpretations. A miracle can be defined in a number of ways, firstly as an unexpected change

  • Counterarguing Coleman's Allegations that Global Warming is a Scam

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    “Genetic Fallacy” are some of the logical fallacies that can be observed to prevail in Coleman’s argument. As a consequence, the soundness, validity, clarity, reasoning and consistency of the whole article are insubstantial. Coleman’s premises fail to support his proposition that global warming is a scam, making the whole argument distorted and faulty. The first defective premise that Coleman uses to support his claim, is that the scientists are “dastard”, “manipulative” and “wacko”, who are only “eager

  • Fallacious Arguments In the Declaration of Independence

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    Fallacious Arguments in the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is among the most profoundly interpreted and fiercely discussed documents in modern history. Most likely because of its rhetorical style and numerous fallacious arguments that are found. The colonists’ use of persuasion to influence by using repetition to achieve their means. The Declaration of Independence is what 56 colonists saw as a logical course of action. What you must ask yourself is: What was considered