week 7 Assignment - Argument Evaluation

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Argument Evaluation 1 Argument Evaluation Melissa Krol CRT-205 January 4, 2010 Instructor: Amy Hankins Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Argument Evaluation 2 Argument Evaluation The first argument in the article “ Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11 ” is the American reaction to the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was irrational. The Premises the author put forth is that there were many more people killed in other events such as an earthquake in Gujarat and fatal car accidents throughout the United States that same year compared to the number killed in the attack on September 11 th . The conclusion is that the number of deaths caused by the attack on September 11th did not justify the large reaction of the American people as well as the American government. The premise does support the conclusion because there were many more people killed in other events during the year 2001. But the author’s argument is inductively weak for many different reasons one reason is that the use of the phrase “huge reaction” is difficult to prove; the use of this phrase can include any number of mechanisms such as physical security procedures and emotions. Comparing September 11 th to cataclysmic events in other countries is not reasonable because some people feel differently regarding the loss of a family member or a loss
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