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Unformatted text preview: Suppose that there are two children who eat the exact same amount but one gets more sleep than the other and, in turn, is thinner. It is still not correct to jump to the conclusion that sleep is the cause. Environment, exercise, and perhaps most importantly genetics are major factors in determining a childs physical form. This claim would be more credible if they would somehow manage to recreate the same exact environments for a number of different subjects with the only variable being the amount of sleep. As you can see clearly from my argument an assumption does necessarily lead something to be credible. This article is a clear example of the fallacy known as affirming the consequence. Not everything seen on the news or published in the papers can be believed to easily. The key to logic is to question uncertainty and if you ask the right questions it will eventually lead to what is logically true....
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- Spring '08