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Unformatted text preview: have been several attacks in various countries.’ Discuss and evaluate this argument with your group, using the 4 criteria described when testing Arguments by Example in Chapter 2 in Weston. (6 lines) 3. ‘There are more overweight people today in the USA than there were ten years ago. My cousin told me so and he’s a doctor.’ Is this an argument by analogy, example, or from authority? Is it a strong or weak argument? Why? How would you make this argument rock-solid? (8 lines) 4. Public-opinion polls are often taken to predict the outcome of presidential contests in the USA. Names are taken from telephone listings and from automobile registration lists and these people are contacted. Sometimes the predictions turn out to be wrong. Why? (See Weston, Chapter 2) (6 lines)....
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- Spring '11
- Logic, Weston, weak argument, original insufficient argument