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Fallacy exercises Bauer Informal fallacy exercises Which fallacy does each passage below commit (choose from the list of fallacies below)? Ad Hominem (aka, Personal Attack) Division Appeal to Nature Ambiguity (aka, Equivocation) Bandwagon (aka, Appeal to Popularity) False Cause Begging the Question (aka, Circular Reasoning) Hasty Generalization Black-or-White (aka, False Dilemma) Slippery Slope Composition Straw Man 1. Each brick of this building weighs 3.2 kilograms. It follows that the building weighs 3.2 kilograms. 2. The sign said “Fine for Loitering”, so we assumed it was ok to hang out there all day. 3. It’s only natural that people desire to procreate, so let them populate the earth as much as possible. 4. “[V]ery strong gun control advocates may not get everything they want. And people who think they should have a missile launcher in their backyard as a Constitutional right may not have that.” – Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum, as reported by Bruce Weinstein in Fortune, “How Trump and Friends Could Learn a Few Things from Mr. Spock,” Mar 8, 2016 5. No individual neuron in the brain is aware of itself. Therefore, the brain is not aware of itself.

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• Fall '16
• Jon Newton
• Pledge of Allegiance, Bauer, President pro tempore of the United States Senate

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