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the fallacies of relevance committed by the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing arguments. There may be more than one. If no fallacy is committed, write “no fallacy.” Include a brief explanation of your
reasonin” rel=”nofollow”>ing. (2 poin” rel=”nofollow”>ints each)

1. ________________________
Fred: Did you hear Din” rel=”nofollow”>ino’s class presentation on banana harvest workers’ rights?
Barney: Yeah, but I don’t buy his arguments. He’s just a rich jerk who likes to hear himself talk.

2. ________________________
Opponents of capital punishment have argued that the death penalty is unfair and discrimin” rel=”nofollow”>inatory. But it’s ridiculous to suggest that cold-blooded murderers should not have to pay for their crimes.
How is that fair to the victims or their families?

3. ________________________
I wish I could take my three Sain” rel=”nofollow”>int Bernard dogs with me when I move, but I just can’t. I know your apartment is small, but would you please adopt them? I hate to thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink of them starvin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in the
street or win” rel=”nofollow”>indin” rel=”nofollow”>ing up in” rel=”nofollow”>in the dog pound and bein” rel=”nofollow”>ing killed.

4. ________________________
Dear Mr. Hamburger, I’m sure you’ll agree that after four years workin” rel=”nofollow”>ing as head of company security I’m long overdue for a raise. By the way, may I respectfully suggest that you make sure the
surveillance cameras are turned off next time you and your assistant need to “catch up on some paperwork”?

5. ________________________
Joe Muenster isn’t qualified to be a kin” rel=”nofollow”>indergarten teacher. He has no experience or education and has been convicted of child abuse twice.
B. Identify the fallacies of in” rel=”nofollow”>insufficient evidence in” rel=”nofollow”>in the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing arguments. If no fallacy is committed, write “no fallacy.” Include a brief explanation of your reasonin” rel=”nofollow”>ing. (2 poin” rel=”nofollow”>ints each)

1. ________________________
I can’t believe I failed my physics test. I knew I should have worn my lucky socks to take the test.

2. ________________________
Of course rein” rel=”nofollow”>incarnation is real. Nobody has ever proven that it’s not!

3. ________________________
Don’t fire that cannon in” rel=”nofollow”>in these snow-packed hills. The cannon could cause an avalanche, and the avalanche could destroy the ski lodge and possibly the village below. Hundreds of people might die.
4. ________________________
Sign in” rel=”nofollow”>in New Jersey parkin” rel=”nofollow”>ing lot: Free shuttle transportation to and from airport. Fuel surcharge of $4 per car.

5. ________________________
Newspaper call-in” rel=”nofollow”>in column: This is about the person who is concerned about McDonald’s Corporation’s treatment of pigs and chickens. What about the poor potatoes? They gouge out their eyes, they
rip off their skin” rel=”nofollow”>in, and they throw them in” rel=”nofollow”>in boilin” rel=”nofollow”>ing oil.

6. ________________________
Either you support preferential treatment for disadvantaged min” rel=”nofollow”>inorities in” rel=”nofollow”>in university admissions, or you’re a racist. You’re not a racist, are you? Therefore, you must support preferential
treatment for disadvantaged min” rel=”nofollow”>inorities in” rel=”nofollow”>in university admissions.

7. ________________________

C. Fin” rel=”nofollow”>ind an example of a fallacy of relevance (Ch. 5) from everyday life (TV ads, newspapers, magazin” rel=”nofollow”>ines, class discussions, websites). Indicate where you found the fallacy and give a brief
explanation of why you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink it commits the fallacy you claim. (2 poin” rel=”nofollow”>ints)
D. Fin” rel=”nofollow”>ind an example of a fallacy of in” rel=”nofollow”>insufficient evidence (Ch. 6) from everyday life (TV ads, newspapers, magazin” rel=”nofollow”>ines, class discussions, websites). Indicate where you found the fallacy and give
a brief explanation of why you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink it commits the fallacy you claim. (2 poin” rel=”nofollow”>ints)
E. Write an origin” rel=”nofollow”>inal example for one of the fallacies of relevance or in” rel=”nofollow”>insufficient evidence discussed in” rel=”nofollow”>in Chapters 5 and 6. Give a brief explanation of why you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink it commits the fallacy you
claim. (2 poin” rel=”nofollow”>ints)

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