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Fallacy Detective

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Cy Lynch

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Fallacy Detective

government regulation leads to socialism???
slippery slope
contention that if we allow A to happen, then Z will eventually happen too, therefore A should not happen
ronald reagan
INVESTIGATION # 1
INVESTIGATION # 2
hillside, harmony, & a Coke
INVESTIGATION # 3
can't ya feel it???
emotional appeal
seeking an emotional response in absence of a compelling argument
from Logical Fallacy
to
Valid Argument
drinks may not bring about cultural harmony,
but sharing a Coke with friends can be a part of celebrations.

actress
spokesperson
skin cancer expert???
appeal to authority
authority in one area
expressing opinion in another
FALLACY DETECTIVE
By:
Bohdana Conyers
Cy Lynch
Chinyere Okoh
Scott Woolfork

use sunscreen daily --> have a glowing, blemish-free & wrinkle-free complexion???
false cause (post hoc ergo propter hoc)
presuming that that because A precedes B, A causes B

use sunscreen daily and be beautiful like jennifer garner???
wishful thinking
wishing that something is true without evidence that it is

actor/union leader an expert in economics/public policy???
appeal to authority
authority in one area
expressing opinion in another
medical policy programs = Pres. Obama a socialist???
non sequitur
the conclusion does not follow from the premises
EVERYONE has a Coke
bandwagon (appeal to popularity)
attempt to validate something because many people do it
sharing Coke -->cultural harmony
false cause (post hoc ergo propter hoc)
presuming that that because A precedes B, A causes B
health risks of too many sugared drinks
concealed evidence
omitting relevant but unfavorable evidence
not everybody likes to drink soda,
but many do like Coke & it can be a thirst quincher

like so many things, moderation is key.
too much of a good thing can be bad,so don’t go overboard with drinking Coke.
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