Critical Thinking Sheet 1

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Critical Thinking Sheet 1 What is an argument? For each of the following passages: (a) decide whether it is an argument; (b) if it is an argument, say what the conclusion is. 1. Pets are good for you. Research has shown that pet owners are less likely than other people to be depressed or to suffer from high blood pressure. 2. A disease found in the faeces of cats can cause miscarriages if it infects pregnant women. Most cat owners are probably immune to this disease. Rabbits can spread listeriosis and salmonella. 3. Children who are good at spelling usually have a good visual memory. Poor spellers have not learnt to look at words carefully. Practice in reading does not necessarily help poor spellers. 4. Millions of pounds of public money are spent defending riverside farmland from flooding. Some of this money should be given to farmers to compensate them for taking such land out of production. This would save money and would benefit the environment, since if rivers were allowed to flood, their natural flood plains would
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