Humn210 - Assn 6-3 - Humn210 - Assn 6-3 1 Assignment 6-3...

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Humn210 - Assn 6-3 1 Assignment 6-3 ARGUMENT #1: 1) 80% of smokers get lung cancer. 2) Bob is a smoker . ------------------------------------------------------------ 3) Thus, Bob will probably get lung cancer. ARGUMENT #2: 1) 30% of smokers get lung cancer. 2) Bob is a smoker. ------------------------------------------------------------ 3) Thus, Bob will probably get lung cancer. For each argument above (#1 and #2), describe whether it is weak or strong . In your own words, why is the argument weak, or strong? ARGUMENT #1: is a STRONG argument because with the stated evidence this means 4 out of every 5 people will probably get lung cancer. That's some pretty good odds; I'd take those odds to Vegas. ARGUMENT #2: is a WEAK argument because with the stated evidence this means 3 out of every 10 people will probably get lung cancer or 7 out of every 10 probably will not get lung cancer. Hopefully Bob is one of the 7. With those odds you’re probably not going to win very much money in Vegas. ARGUMENT #3:
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course HUMN 210 taught by Professor Mrfranklin during the Spring '11 term at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.

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