Coms226assignment3

Coms226assignment3 - today. Besides the fact that both are...

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1. An argument that uses reasoning by analogy in the video shown on Thursday is when primitive men’s attractions were compared to those of men today. The video said that primitive men would choose to mate with better looking women because those women were more likely to have good genes; therefore their babies would be more likely to survive. The video went on to say that the reason men choose better looking women today is in some way because of this primitive gene choosing idea. a) Quality of Comparison Test: The nouns being compared in this case are the primitive man with the man of today. The conclusion is that men are more attracted to goodlooking women. Since both primitive men and men today are more drawn to goodlooking women this analogy passes the test of comparison. b) Quantity of Comparisons Test: There are very little things in common with the primitive man and the man of
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Unformatted text preview: today. Besides the fact that both are attracted to goodlooking women these groups of men have basically nothing else similar about them. So this analogy does not pass the test of quantity of comparisons. c) Test of Opposition: There are many dissimilarities between the primitive man and the man of today. A main one is that, men today don’t have to worry about women having good genes. Since we have doctors and other such technology, they don’t have to worry about their babies surviving in the way primitive men did. Since that is the reason primitive men chose good looking women it is hard to believe that men today choose good looking women for a similar reason. 2. 7 questions to determine if the argument is strong or weak:...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course COMS 226 taught by Professor Chrisskiles during the Spring '10 term at Cal Poly.

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