Week 6 DQ2 - have any chocolate stains on their hands...

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I believe that the statement “There are no chocolate stains on my hands, so I couldn’t have stolen the cookies” is an inductive statement. The premise that there are no chocolate stains on my hands is stated and supports the conclusion that the child could not have stolen the cookies. Now just because the premises supports the conclusion that is given does not mean that it is true. I do not believe that this argument is convincing, because the child could have stolen the cookies and hid them or even consumed the cookies, and then went and washed their hands so that they would not
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Unformatted text preview: have any chocolate stains on their hands. Making it look like they never went near the cookie jar at all. The real way to find out if the child had gotten cookies from the cookie jar would be to smell the child's breath or look in their mouth to see if there is an evidence of chocolate. Also the child could of gotten in the cookie jar, but the chocolate could not of melted and left any stains behind on the child's hands further allowing the child to state that they do not have chocolate stains on their hands and they did not steal the cookies....
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