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Unformatted text preview: Fallacy Type Fallacy Statement Ad hominem/genetic From a conspiracy theorist: Come on, everyone knows that the government has lied to us in the past. This case isnt any different. Wishful thinking Sure, Ive heard that its better to not eat cheeseburgers every day, but its extra protein and protein is good for you. Argument from popularity On a radio ad: Have you been fatigued, irritable, moody? If these symptoms are ignored, you might become depressed or even suicidal! Ward off the blues by taking a pill proven to cheer you up. Millions of people have, and theyre glad they did! Hasty generalizing I dont care if she is the top psychiatrist in the state! Her theory on sibling rivalry is extreme. How can we believe anything she says if she subscribes to theories of that nature? My friend, who goes to college in another state, said girls from that sorority are mean. That girl we just met, Tracy, is from the same sorority, so I dont trust her Argument from...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course ETH critical t taught by Professor Varminsky during the Spring '10 term at Phoenix School of Law.
- Spring '10