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Expert dr alan grant expounds the theory dinosaurs

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expert Dr Alan Grant, expounds the theory dinosaurs really never went extinct, they just evolved into birds. . . . Once again, science fiction becomes science fact. Now a team of scientists from North Carolina State University have extracted collagen tissue from a 68-million-year-old T. rex thigh bone and found protein that is structurally similar to chicken protein, offering further evidence of the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. P1 = Characters in two films expounded the theory that dinosaurs evolved into birds. P2 = Scientists from North Carolina State University have extracted collagen tissue from a 68-million-year-old T. rex thigh bone and found protein that is structurally similar to chicken protein, offering further evidence of the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. C = Science fiction can sometimes reflect science facts. Exercise 4M 1. Provide two examples of each of the following: a) extended argument It is much harder to persuade people of things that contradict their experience, because events from someone’s own life are more vivid than words alone. So we should take pains to learn something about the people we want to persuade.
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 d) rhetorical question Drivers should pull over and help people in distress. Wouldn’t you want someone to do that for you? 3. For each of the following, decide whether an argument and/or explanation is present, and explain the reasons for your decision. (Some examples may contain non-arguments that are not explanations.) Be sure to qualify your remarks appropriately when dealing with borderline cases. In the case of arguments, dress them (i.e. identify their premises and conclusions). a) Religion is nothing but superstition. Historians of religion agree that it had its beginnings in magic and witchcraft. Today’s religious belief is just an extension of this. This is an argument. The first statement is a controversial claim that a questioning audience would expect to be supported. The subsequent statements are attempts to provide the required support. P1 = Historians of religion agree that it had its beginnings in magic and witchcraft. P2 = Today’s religious belief is just an extension of this. C = Religion is nothing but superstition. b) [A comment by an observer who visited the seal hunt on the east coast of Newfoundland] The first time I went out onto the ice and saw the seal hunt, it sickened me. I could not believe that a Canadian industry could involve such cruelty to animals and callous brutalization of men for profit. This passage contains no logical indicators. While it does address a controversial issue, it is written as a report of a personal reaction rather than as an argument justifying some conclusion. So we would judge it not to be an argument. c)
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