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  • The Gambler's Fallacy, the Fallacy of the Maturity of Chances

    Gambler’s fallacy 1 Gambler’s fallacy The Gambler’s fallacy‚ also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy (because its most famous example happened in a Monte Carlo Casino in 1913)[1] . Also referred to as the fallacy of the maturity of chances‚ which is the belief that if deviations from expected behaviour are observed in repeated independent trials of some random process‚ future deviations in the opposite direction are then more likely. For example‚ if a fair coin is tossed repeatedly and tails

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  • More Fallacies Quiz

    More Fallacies Quiz I (See related pages) Results Reporter | | Out of 3 questions‚ you answered 2 correctly with a final grade of 67% | | | | | | 2 correct (67%) | | | | 1 incorrect (33%) | | | | 0 unanswered (0%) | | | Your Results: | The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . | ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form Please answer all questions. | 1 CORRECT | | It is fair to say that all rhetorical devices tempt

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  • Examples of Logical Fallacies

    Logical Fallacies There have been many tragic events during the course of 2012 and the start of 2013 that have sparked many controversial debates. One can conclude from the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown Connecticut to the marathon bombing in Boston that something must be done‚ but what exactly must be done is the topic of debate amongst every media outlet known to man. Through the course of this whole gun control and immigration debate‚ there have been many logical fallacies used by many politicians

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  • Informal Fallacies

    There are many informal fallacies that can be discussed but I have chosen to speak of Bifurcation‚ and the Red Herring Fallacy. Bifurcation is a fallacy in which you are given a situation and a choice to make. It tries to let one feel as though it is either of those options but in reality there could be many more. In a sense it is like not telling the complete truth. You don’t really lie because you didn’t actually give a false choice or statement‚ but you didn’t really give all of the information

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  • Fallacies: Cosmetics and Lash Fanatic Mascara

    can find a fallacy in almost any form of advertisement. Logical fallacies are mistakes in reason. According to the St. Martin’s handbook‚ “Fallacies have traditionally been viewed as serious flaws that damage the effectiveness of an argument” (174). There are many different forms of fallacies that are commonly used in advertising. These fallacies are forms of arguments. Fallacies should be studied by customers so they know what they are getting into. Something that has many fallacies that trick

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  • Week 3 Fallacies Quiz

    Instructions | This quiz consist of 20 multiple choice questions and covers the material in Chapter 11. Be sure you are in Chapter 11 when you take the quiz. | * Question 1 5 out of 5 points | | | Officer‚ please excuse my going over the speed limit‚ but my mother is ill and I’m being audited by the IRS‚ and I don’t know how I can meet all my bills.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer: |   Appeal to pity | Correct Answer: |   Appeal to pity | | | | * Question 2 5 out of

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  • Immigration and Fallacies -- Do They Belong Together?

    “Immigration and Fallacies – Do They Belong Together?” Critical/Analytical Paper Critical Thinking (HU 101) Introduction We didn’t talk about this topic in class‚ nor did I read an article which made me think of writing about this. But I heard the following conversation (simplified) about illegal immigration in the U.S. on campus: Anti: "I believe that illegal immigration is not good for our country." Pro: "Of course you would say that‚ you ’re a racist." Anti:

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  • Pros And Cons Of Donald Trump Fallacies

    Donald Trump is known for the use of fallacies on the internet. For this reason‚ the first fallacy I looked up was on Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Trump tweeted‚ “The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election‚ and so badly (306)‚ so they made up a story - RUSSIA. Fake news!” (@realdonaldtrump). It almost seems that Trump is the one spewing fake news‚ not the democrats. In fact‚ Trump has made over 100 false claims since he was sworn in‚ however this is not the point

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  • Response to "Love Is a Fallacy" by Max Shulman

    many things about fallacies. In our powerpoint presentation‚ it says that each generation is to learn these fallacies. This tale of the college students and the teaching of fallacies was in a much different generation than we are in now. Some fallacies I learned of in this story that were different from the ones stated in my course text were‚ Dicto Simpliciter‚ Contradictory Premises‚ Ad Misericoriam‚ Hypothesis Contrary to Fact‚ and Poisoning the Well. The Dicto Simpliciter Fallacy is and argument

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  • Fallacy Essay - Hypothesis Contrary to Fact

    fact‚ the fallacy‚ questions claims made with certainty about what would have happened if a past event or condition would have been different from what is actually was. Fallacies are errors in logical reasoning‚ or when an arguments language is wrong or vague. However‚ many of these errors aren’t determined in the argument until they are analyzed because they appear to “look good”. There are numerous types of fallacies: informal fallacies‚ formal fallaciesfallacies of ambiguity‚ fallacies of presumption

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