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Explanation argument 2 nd half 35 yeah everyone on

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- Explanation - Argument ( 2 nd half) 35. Yeah, everyone on the plane was coughing and snorting. But don’t bother worrying about whether or not you’re going to get a cold. You can’t do a damn thing about it now. You’ve either got the virus or you don’t. Pauling tried for years to prove that taking masses of vitamin C would help, and he never found a shred of evidence for it. - Argument 36. Economically, women are substantially worse off than men. They traditionally do not receive any pay for the work they do in the home. As members of the labor force, their wages are still significantly lower than those paid to men. And they are still saddled with the bulk of child rearing, which interrupts their reaching seniority. - Argument 37. Local anesthetics, such as Novocain, bind to and inhibit the function of the sodium channel in the nerve cell membrane, a type of ion channel required for the propagation of nerve impulses. This action obstructs the movement of nerve impulses from tissue innervated by nerves at the site of local anesthetic injection, but causes no changes in awareness and sense perception elsewhere in the body. ( Scientific American , Ask the Experts) - Description 38. He might appear to hate kids, but he really doesn’t. He just has a rather dry sense of humor and tends to talk to children like he talks to adults. He didn’t have any siblings, so what do you expect? Put it this way, if he didn’t care about those kids, he wouldn’t bother to discipline them so much. - Argument - Explanation 39. If Joan of Arc had been malicious, selfish, cowardly, or stupid, she would have been one of the most odious persons known to history instead of one of the most attractive. (George Bernard Shaw) - Assertion 40. Background: Andrew Young, an African American who was the American Ambassador to the UN during 1978, made the claim that there are many political prisoners in the US. In response, Jesse Jackson said the following: Some may debate the diplomacy and timing used by Ambassador Young, but the truth and accuracy of his statement is beyond question. Thousands are in jail because they are too poor to pay bond. Thousands are in jail because of delayed trials. Thousands are in jail because they were not tried by a jury of their peers. That is political. (Adapted from Govier, A Practical Study of Argument ) - Argument 41. Evidence is abundant that human beings are innately religious. From the dawn of 6
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civilization, and no doubt before, a multitude of religions and religious beliefs have developed, each quite complex and inspired. - Argument 42. American Airlines, United Airlines, and TWA confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that some of their crews bypass passenger metal detectors. They said their current security procedures are effective and argued that switching to metal detectors would be costly and inefficient. Furthermore, they said, their security policies have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. (From the LA Times ) - Description 7
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