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Unformatted text preview: resisting conflicting evidence. 18. Availability Error- Occurs when we rely on evidence no because its trustworthy but because its memorable or striking. 21. Three techniques for evaluating the reliability of new reports: look for slanting, examine sources, and check for missing facts. 22. Advertising principle: We generally have good reason to doubt advertising claims and to be wary of advertisings persuasive powers. Exercise 4.2 2. Claim: In Russia, some people live to be 150 years old. I would reject this claim because my personal experience and knowledge that people do not live to be 150 years old is doubt. Therefore I do not accept the claim. 9. Claim: A photo exists showing a shark attack a diver climbing into a helicopter. I would accept this claim because I challenged the credibility of this claim by looking up on Goggle if this picture exists. Therefore, I would accept this claim....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Kay during the Fall '07 term at S.F. State.
- Fall '07