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Homework Help: phi 103

Posted by lisa on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2:55pm.

1. Logic can help analyze ethical problems. (Points : 1)

2. Putting an argument into premise-conclusion form can make it easier to (Points : 1)
ignore the argument.
think the argument is pretty.
evaluate the argument.
avoid the argument.

3. Karl Popper advocates, as a more efficient way to examine a scientific hypothesis, which of the following? (Points : 1)
Gather as much data as possible supporting the hypothesis
Fake the data
Try to show the hypothesis is false
Meditate on what the hypothesis really means

4. Which of the following may not qualify as a falsifiable claim? (Points : 1)
Your luck will improve.
Your house will be sold tomorrow.
Granite is more dense than sand.
Smoking may cause heart disease.

5. One way to disconfirm the scientific hypothesis that chickens cannot fly would be to (Points : 1)
ask someone.
look very hard for a chicken that can fly.
simply assert that chickens can fly.
simply assert that chickens cannot fly.

6. A strongly supported claim in science should be regarded as (Points : 1)
correct, but something that can always be revised.
necessarily true.
meaningless but fun.
correct, and never needing revision.

7. Logicians regard the following as the meaning of the word "argument." (Points : 1)
A hostile and emotional dispute
A poetic tribute to Spring
A set of reasons put forth to support a claim
The kind of thing one has with a spouse

8. Examining reasons and constructing arguments can help in (Points : 1)
everyday life.
All of the above.

9. If the word "should" appears in a sentence, that sentence will always involve an ethical claim. (Points : 1)

10. To support a scientific hypothesis, one might (Points : 1)
gather data that confirms the hypothesis.
look for ways of refuting the hypothesis.
Both A and B
None of the above

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