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Unformatted text preview: Task #4: Examples of Fallacies : Ad Hominem : Bill: "I believe that abortion is morally wrong." Dave: "Of course you would say that, you're a priest." Bill: "What about the arguments I gave to support my position?" Dave: "Those don't count."- (real life example in school curriculum) Correction : Bill could say, “Because I am a priest, I hope they abolish abortion.” Bandwagon : Four out of five dentists surveyed preferred Crest toothpaste.- Crest comerical Correction : This appealing statistic should be rewritten to talk about how many dentists surveyed were known to be advocates of Crest before they were surveyed, how do we know that these doctors weren't under some contract with Crest and felt obligated to rank that brand #1, and how many pollsters bothered to ask doctors who were known to prefer other brands. Begging the Question : If such actions were not illegal, then they would not be prohibited by the law.- Police officer in New York Correction : This statement made by a police officer can be reworded to say, “Such actions are prohibited by...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ENGLISH 29573 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '08 term at Southern Maryland.
- Spring '08