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Identifying Fallacies

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Give example of fallacy from newspaper editorial and another one from an opinion magazine.

We do not do your homework for you, but here is a great site for explaining fallacies.
http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fallacies.html

Clue- the words always and never usually are followed by a fallacy

This has been a great help. It makes sense. People will try to convince you to see things their way by stating that what they say must be true.

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    Sure, I’ve heard that it’s better to not eat cheeseburgers every day, but it’s extra protein and protein is good for you.

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    Fallacy of Accent

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    is this a fallcy- "abortion is a civil-right issue"

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    Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again
    showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence
    of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder
    if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of
    fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have,
    why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs
    frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one
    of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According
    to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?”

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    Flights to New York have been canceled therfore class will be canceled

    Which fallacy is this?

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    2. Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again
    showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence
    of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder
    if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of
    fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have,
    why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs
    frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one
    of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According
    to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?”

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    Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again
    showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence
    of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder
    if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of
    fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have,
    why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs
    frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one
    of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According
    to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?”
    — North

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    In one of her columns, Abigail Van Buren printed the letter of “I’d rather
    be a widow.” The letter writer, a divorcée, complained about widows
    who said they had a hard time coping. Far better, she wrote, to be a
    widow than to be a divorcée, who are all “rejects” who have been “publicly
    dumped” and are avoided “like they have leprosy.” Abby recognized
    the pseudoreasoning for what it was, though she did not call it by our
    name. What is our name for it?

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    Letter to the editor: “Once again the Park Commission is considering
    closing North Park Drive for the sake of a few joggers and bicyclists.
    These so-called fitness enthusiasts would evidently have us give up to
    them for their own private use every last square inch of Walnut Grove.
    Then anytime anyone wanted a picnic, he would have to park at the
    edge of the park and carry everything in—ice chests, chairs, maybe even
    grandma. I certainly hope the Commission keeps the entire park open
    for everyone to use.”

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    “Some Christian—and other—groups are protesting against the placing,
    on federal property near the White House, of a set of plastic figurines representing
    a devout Jewish family in ancient Judaea. The protestors would
    of course deny that they are driven by any anti-Semitic motivation. Still,
    we wonder: Would they raise the same objections (of unconstitutionality,
    etc.) if the scene depicted a modern, secularized Gentile family?”

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    From a letter to the editor: “The counties of Michigan clearly need the
    ability to raise additional sources of revenue, not only to meet the
    demands of growth but also to maintain existing levels of service. For
    without these sources those demands will not be met, and it will be impossible
    to maintain services even at present levels.”

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    In February 1992, a representative of the Catholic Church in Puerto Rico
    gave a radio interview (broadcast on National Public Radio) in which he
    said that the Church was against the use of condoms. Even though the
    rate of AIDS infection in Puerto Rico is much higher than on the U.S.
    mainland, the spokesman said that the Church could not support the use
    of condoms because they are not absolutely reliable in preventing the
    spread of the disease. “If you could prove that condoms were absolutely
    dependable in preventing a person from contracting AIDS, then the
    Church could support their use.”

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    Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again
    showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence
    of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder
    if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of
    fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have,
    why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs
    frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one
    of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According
    to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?”

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