1. Identify the type of fallacy
a) Politician A: "We should reconsider the way we
subsidise private industry." Universities". Politician B: "You never ran a business and have no idea what you're talking about".
b) "My history teacher claims that the commonly cited statistics for the population of South Americaa before Columbus are far too small. But he is something of a racist with regard to Native Americans. His conclusions about the Indian population can't be valid".
c) Politician A:"We should distribute wealth more equally." Politician B: "You're a communist, so clearly we shouldn't listen to you."
d) "On this topic, you are for us or against us. Because you do not support us, you are our enemy".
e) "Everybody goes above the speed limit on the highway, so it's ok to do it."
f) Politician A: "You propose more stringent rent control, when there is much evidence that it reduces the supply of rental apartments". Politician B: "I just want what everybody wants: to do the right thing, and make life better for people. Following our moral compass takes courage in hard times, but only if we remain steadfast in our beliefs will we be able to prosper and grow the economy strong."
g) Politician A: "We should reconsider Canada's Climate policy. We pump out too much CO2." Politician B:"Relax. You're getting worked up about these things."
h) Politician A: "We should have a publicly run health care system". Politician B: "Well, the Communists think the same, so you are a Communist".
i) Politician: "Proponents of Monsanto Roundup have failed to show that Roundup is safe for use on crops. Therefore, Monsanto Roundup is unsafe".
j) Politician A: "Our party is against spending more money on national defense of our arctic waters, because there are more urgent priorities for the same money". Politician B: "Your party is against spending money on the military because you want to leave Canada's arctic waters defenseless."
k) My Sociology teacher says Quakers Oat Meal is the healthiest breakfast cereal.
l) "More people use Colgate than any other toothpaste. Therefore, it is the best toothpaste on the market".
m) "My IPAF 2000 teacher says studying more will improve my grade. I don't believe I will make an A no matter how hard I study, so I am skipping studying altogether".
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