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There is an attempt to develop an argument here

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There is an attempt to develop an argument here, supporting the memory of Earhart by challenging the credibility of Elinor Smith. It may have the appearance of a borderline case, but reasons are given here for the view expressed. If we take the regret that Smith was quoted to assert the conclusion that Smith should not have been quoted, then we see several reasons given for this claim: P1 = Smith has been slinging mud at Earhart and her husband, George Putnam, for years, and I lay it down to jealousy. P2 = Amelia got her pilot’s licence in 1923 (not 1929 as Smith once wrote). C = Elinor Smith should not have been quoted (her views are suspect).
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 v) [From a Letter to the Editor, New Woman magazine, July 1995, in support of a commitment to cover New Age issues] When I was going through a recent bout with depression, I discovered the “goddess spirituality” movement. I chose Artemis as the goddess I would seek comfort in . . . I built an altar to her in my room, burned incense, and meditated, and I found comfort in these ritualistic practices. I think this type of paganism can be an important tool for women to discover their inner strengths. Given that this is a remark made in defence of a commitment to the coverage of New Age issues, it is most plausibly interpreted as the following argument: P = When I was going through a recent bout with depression, I sought comfort in Artemis, built an altar to her in my room, burned incense, and meditated, and I found comfort in these ritualistic practices. C = This type of paganism can be an important tool for women to discover their inner strengths.
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