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Jimmy Hernandez

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Works Cited Person A: I think we should go to Joe’s Fast Food because their burgers are delicious.
Person B: No Way! Cholesterol is not delicious! It tastes horrible!
STRAW MAN
Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party and I was invited. Yay! My turn is over!
NON-SEQUITUR
Mark: Hey Joe! I heard you took English 102 with Professor Banks, how was it?
Joe: It was very hard! There were a lot of assignments and the grading is very strict. Good Luck with that.
Mark: Oh man, wow, I wonder if there’s another English 102 class that I can switch to.
POISONING THE WELL Name that Fallacy! Most cats like milk and some cats have tails therefore, David Hume was the greatest British philosopher.
NON-SEQUITUR
After Will said that we should put more money into health and education, Warren responded by saying that he was surprised that Will hates our country so much that he wants to leave it defenseless by cutting military spending.
STRAW MAN
Anyone that doesn’t like Mexican food doesn’t know what’s good! Shakira, what do you think of Mexican food?
POISONING THE WELL Name that Fallacy! Creationists do not believe that animals change. But clearly, animals do change. So, creationists are mistaken.
Trinitarianism holds that three equals one.
Three does not equal one. Therefore:
Trinitarianism is false. Straw Man Examples Straw man is committed when a person simply ignores actual position and substitutes, distorts, exaggerates, or misrepresents that position.
Form:
Person A has position X
Person B presents position Y
Person B attacks position Y
Therefore position X is false/incorrect/flawed. Straw Man “Guys, I invited Jimmy to the party, but before he gets here let me just warn you that he is a JERK!! He’ll be here soon.”

Jimmy doesn’t have a degree, but he does speak nicely, doesn’t he?

That’s my stance on funding the public education system, and anyone who disagrees with me hates children. Poisoning the Well Examples Juana: I love Starbucks. Let’s meet at Starbucks.

Jimmy: Alright, see you at Panera. Panera the shit. I vote for that. Non Sequitur Examples We can’t count on ourselves or others reasoning logically or correctly 100% of the time

We need to be able to spot bad reasoning and understand it.

Logical fallacies are a tool in writing and debates among other things. Why study fallacies? According to the dictionary, the definition of fallacy is a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
Faulty reasoning that could render an argument invalid. What is a logical fallacy? Opposing argument: Teens should be taught about contraception methods so they can practice safe sex should they choose to have intercourse.
Straw Man Argument: Proponents of sex education want to give kids license to have sex with no consequences. Straw Man Examples To poison the well is to present adverse information about the opponent or the opponents position in order to discredit or ridicule it.
This usually produces a biased result.
A person attempts to place an opponent in a position from which he or she is unable to reply/recover.
A poisoned-well can include unfavorable information about a person or an unfavorable definition. Poisoning the Well Ralph Wiggum: Um, Miss Hoover? There’s a dog in the vent.

Miss Hoover: Ralph, remember the time you said Snagglepuss was outside?

Ralph Wiggum: He was going to the bathroom.


(“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” The Simpsons) Non-Sequitur Examples By: Jimmy Hernandez, Juana Ortiz, and Shakira Jones Non-Sequitur, Poisoning the Well, & Straw Man One of the best named fallacies. Imagine a fight in which one of the combatants sets up a man of straw, attacks it, then proclaims victory! A straw man argument is usually a debate, where you attack a position – not held by the other side – then act as though the other sides’ position has been refuted. Straw Man Master of the non sequitur: Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons (TM and © FOX and its related entities) Translation: “It does not follow” (Latin)

A fallacy where the ending does not follow logically from the beginning.

An invalid argument in which the premises are clearly irrelevant to the conclusion. Non-Sequitur By: Jimmy Hernandez,
Shakira Jones,
Juana Ortiz,
& Jesus Salas Non-Sequitur, Poisoning the Well, & Straw Man According to the dictionary, the definition of fallacy is a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.

Faulty reasoning that could render an argument invalid. What is a logical fallacy? We can’t count on ourselves or others reasoning logically or correctly 100% of the time

We need to be able to spot bad reasoning and understand it.

Logical fallacies are a tool in writing and debates among other things. Why study fallacies? Master of the non sequitur: Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons (TM and © FOX and its related entities) Translation: “It does not follow” (Latin)

A fallacy where the ending does not follow logically from the beginning.

An invalid argument in which the premises are clearly irrelevant to the conclusion. Non-Sequitur Ralph Wiggum: Um, Miss Hoover? There’s a dog in the vent.

Miss Hoover: Ralph, remember the time you said Snagglepuss was outside?

Ralph Wiggum: He was going to the bathroom.


(“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” The Simpsons) Non-Sequitur Examples Juana: I love Starbucks. Let’s meet at Starbucks.

Jimmy: Alright, see you at Panera Bread. I love Panera Bread! I can't wait. Non Sequitur Examples To poison the well is to present adverse information about the opponent or the opponents position in order to discredit or ridicule it.

This usually produces a biased result.

A person attempts to place an opponent in a position from which he or she is unable to reply/recover.

A poisoned-well can include unfavorable information about a person or an unfavorable definition. Poisoning the Well “Guys, I invited Jimmy to the party, but before he gets here let me just warn you that he is a JERK!! He’ll be here soon.”

Jimmy doesn’t have a degree, but he does speak nicely, doesn’t he?

That’s my stance on funding the public education system, and anyone who disagrees with me hates children. Poisoning the Well Examples One of the best named fallacies. Imagine a fight in which one of the combatants sets up a man of straw, attacks it, then proclaims victory! A straw man argument is usually a debate, where you attack a position – not held by the other side – then act as though the other sides’ position has been refuted. Straw Man Straw man is committed when a person simply ignores actual position and substitutes, distorts, exaggerates, or misrepresents that position.

Form:

Person A has position X
Person B presents position Y
Person B attacks position Y
Therefore position X is false/incorrect/flawed. Straw Man Creationists do not believe that animals change. But clearly, animals do change. So, creationists are mistaken.

Trinitarianism holds that three equals one.
Three does not equal one. Therefore:
Trinitarianism is false. Straw Man Examples Opposing argument: Teens should be taught about contraception methods so they can practice safe sex should they choose to have intercourse.

Straw Man Argument: Proponents of sex education want to give kids license to have sex with no consequences. Straw Man Examples Name that Fallacy! Most cats like milk and some cats have tails therefore, David Hume was the greatest British philosopher.

After Will said that we should put more money into health and education, Warren responded by saying that he was surprised that Will hates our country so much that he wants to leave it defenseless by cutting military spending.

Anyone that doesn’t like Mexican food doesn’t know what’s good! Shakira, what do you think of Mexican food? Person A: I think we should go to Joe’s Fast Food because their burgers are delicious.
Person B: No Way! Cholesterol is not delicious! It tastes horrible!

Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party and I was invited. Yay! My turn is over!

Mark: Hey Joe! I heard you took English 102 with Professor Banks, how was it?
Joe: It was very hard! There were a lot of assignments and the grading is very strict.
Good Luck with that.
Mark: Oh man, wow, I wonder if there’s another English 102 class that I can switch to. Work Cited Name that Fallacy! Curtis, Gary N. “Poisoning the Well.” Fallacy Files. 2001-2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2012.

Retrieved from: http://www.fallacyfiles.org/poiswell.html

Curtis, Gary N. “Straw Man.” Fallacy Files. 2001-2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. Retrieved

from: http://www.fallacyfiles.org/strawman.html

Curtis, Gary N. “What is a logical fallacy?” Fallacy Files. 2001-2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2012.

Retrieved from: http://www.fallacyfiles.org/introtof.html

“Fallacies.” The Nizkor Project. 1991-2012. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. Retrieved from:

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/

“Fallacy: Poisoning the Well.” The Nizkor Project. 1991-2012. Web. 12 Oct. 2012.

Retrieved from: http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/poisoning-the-well.html

“Logical Fallacies.” Logial Fallacies. 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. Retrieved from:

http://www.logicalfallacies.info/

“Non Sequitur Law & Legal Definition.” US Legal. 2001-2012. Web. 12 Oct. 2012.

Retrieved from: http://definitions.uslegal.com/n/non-sequitur

Nordquist, Richard. “non sequitur.” About.com Grammar & Composition. 2012. Web. 12

Oct. 2012. Retrieved from: http://grammar.about.com/od/mo/g/nonseqterm.htm
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