911 argument report week 7 day 7

911 argument report week 7 day 7 - Argument 1: In the...

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Argument 1: In the absence of a shooting war, that 2,800 Americans should die from the same cause strikes us as extraordinary indeed. But does the sheer size of the loss of life warrant the reaction we saw? Clearly sheer numbers do not always impress us. P1: It is unlikely, for example, that many Americans remember that, earlier in 2001, an earthquake in Gujarat, India, killed approximately 20,000 people. P2: But then consider the fact that, every month during 2001 more Americans were killed in automobile crashes than were killed on 9/11 (and it has continued every month since as well). P3: One might say that it was the malice of the perpetrators that makes the 9/11 deaths so noteworthy, but surely there is plenty of malice present in the 15,000 homicides that occur every year in the United States. Conclusion: It seems clear, at least, that sheer numbers cannot explain the response to 9/11. If more reasons were needed, we might consider that the actual total of the number of 9/11 deaths seemed of little consequence in post-attack reports. Explanation:
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course COM 140 com140 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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911 argument report week 7 day 7 - Argument 1: In the...

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